65 George Herbert Quotes On Success In Life

George Herbert was a Welsh-born poet, orator, and priest of the Church of England. His poetry is associated with the writings of the metaphysical poets, and he is recognized as “one of the foremost British devotional lyricists.” He was born into an artistic and wealthy family and largely raised in England. These George Herbert quotes will motivate you.

Best George Herbert Quotes

  1. “Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.” ~ George Herbert
  2. “He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.” ~ George Herbert
  3. “Thou who hast given so much to me, give me one more thing… a grateful heart!” ~ George Herbert
  4. “Storms make the oak grow deeper roots.” ~ George Herbert
  5. “God sees hearts as we see faces.” ~ George Herbert

  6. “The fatt man knoweth not, what the leane thinketh.” ~ George Herbert
  7. “Sometimes the best gain is to lose.” ~ George Herbert
  8. “Every path hath a puddle.” ~ George Herbert
  9. “A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.” ~ George Herbert
  10. “Life is half spent before we know what it is.” ~ George Herbert
  11. “Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches.” ~ George Herbert
  12. “The shortest answer is doing.” ~ George Herbert

  13. “Good words are worth much, and cost little.” ~ George Herbert
  14. “Living well is the best revenge.” ~ George Herbert
  15. “Where there is peace, God is.” ~ George Herbert
  16. “Three can hold their peace, if two be away.” ~ George Herbert
  17. “Love your neighbor, yet pull not down your hedge.” ~ George Herbert
  18. “The best mirror is an old friend.” ~ George Herbert

  19. “The devil divides the world between atheism and superstition.” ~ George Herbert
  20. “Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.” ~ George Herbert
  21. “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” ~ George Herbert
  22. “It is good to have some friends both in heaven and hell.” ~ George Herbert quotes
  23. “Whatsoever was the father of a disease, an ill diet was the mother.” ~ George Herbert
  24. “Better the feet slip then the tongue.” ~ George Herbert
  25. “Good and quickly seldom meet.” ~ George Herbert

  26. “He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30, nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome, strong, rich or wise.” ~ George Herbert
  27. “Many things are lost for want of asking.” ~ George Herbert
  28. “The honey is sweet, but the Bee stings.” ~ George Herbert
  29. “Show me a liar, and I’ll show you a thief.” ~ George Herbert
  30. “The offender never pardons.” ~ George Herbert

  31. “Neither praise nor dispraise thy selfe, thy actins serve the turne.
    [Neither praise nor dispraise thyself; thy actions serve the turn.]” ~ George Herbert
  32. “Help thyself, and God will help thee.” ~ George Herbert
  33. “Bibles laid open, millions of surprises.” ~ George Herbert
  34. “If a donkey bray at you, don’t bray at him.” ~ George Herbert

  35. “Whose house is of glass, must not throw stones at another.” ~ George Herbert
  36. “Summe up at night what thou hast done by day; And in the morning what thou hast to do. Dresse and undresse thy soul; mark the decay And growth of it; if, with thy watch, that too Be down then winde up both; since we shall be Most surely judg’d, make thy accounts agree.” ~ George Herbert
  37. “Health without money is halfe an ague.” ~ George Herbert
  38. “Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.” ~ George Herbert
  39. “A wise man cares not for what he cannot have.” ~ George Herbert

  40. “A hundredload of worry will not pay an ounce of debt.” ~ George Herbert
  41. “An old dog barks not in vain.” ~ George Herbert
  42. “By the needle you shall draw the thread, and by that which is past, see how that which is to come will be drawne on.” ~ George Herbert
  43. “Be thrifty, but not covetous.” ~ George Herbert
  44. “Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health.” ~ George Herbert
  45. It’s good walking with a horse in ones hand.” ~ George Herbert

  46. “Hee that workes after his owne manner, his head akes not at the matter.” ~ George Herbert
  47. “Every mile is two in winter” ~ George Herbert
  48. “God heales, and the Physitian hath the thankes.” ~ George Herbert
  49. “When a Lackey comes to hells doore, the devills locke the gates.” ~ George Herbert
  50. “Hee that hath one hogge makes him fat, and hee that hath one son makes him a foole.” ~ George Herbert
  51. “If gold knew what gold is, gold would get gold I wis.” ~ George Herbert
  52. “I was taken by a morsell, saies the fish.
    [I was taken by a morsel, says the fish.]” ~ George Herbert
  53. “Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” ~ George Herbert
  54. “Storms make oaks take deeper root.” ~ George Herbert

  55. “That flesh is but the glasse, which holds the dust That measures all our time; which also shall Be crumbled into dust.” ~ George Herbert
  56. “A good mother is worth hundreds of schoolmasters.” ~ George Herbert
  57. “Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love, or life.” ~ George Herbert
  58. “The eyes have one language everywhere.” ~ George Herbert
  59. “By all means use sometimes to be alone.” ~ George Herbert

  60. “Who is so deafe, as he that will not hear?” ~ George Herbert
  61. “All things require skill but an appetite.” ~ George Herbert
  62. “Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame,
    When once it is within thee; but before
    Mayst rule it, as thou list: and pour the shame,
    Which it would pour on thee, upon the floor.
    It is most just to throw that on the ground,
    Which would throw me there, if I keep the round.” ~ George Herbert
  63. “Corn is cleaned with wind, and the Soul with chastening” ~ George Herbert

  64. “None knows the weight of another’s burden.” ~ George Herbert
  65. “A coole mouth, and warme feet, live long.” ~ George Herbert

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