Quotes by George Herbert
- A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
- A man of great memory without learning hath a rock and a spindle and no staff to spin.
- Be calm in arguing for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.
- Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.
- 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.
- He didn't want to tell his son what to do, but told me to write the president a letter. I didn't name a country, but there are many countries we have a fragile relationship with.
- In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
- Life is half spent before we know what it is.
- Living well is the best revenge.
- One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
- Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.
- Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health.
- There would be no great men if there were no little ones.
- War makes thieves and peace hangs them.