George Herbert Quotes

George Herbert (3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633) was a Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest. Herbert's poetry is associated with the writings of the metaphysical poets, and he is recognized as "a pivotal figure: enormously popular, deeply and broadly influential, and arguably the most skilful and important British devotional lyricist."

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George Herbert


The eye and Religion can beare no jesting.

George Herbert


Religion, Credit, and the Eye are not to be touched.

George Herbert


Man Proposeth, God disposeth.

George Herbert


Let anger's fire be slow to burn.

George Herbert


Let all live as they would die.

George Herbert


Beauty drawes more then oxen.

George Herbert


Beauty draws more than oxen.

George Herbert


Words and feathers the wind carries away.

George Herbert


Empty Chambers make foolish maides.

George Herbert


Wealth is like rheume, it falles on the weakest parts.

George Herbert


Building and marrying of Children are great wasters.

George Herbert


Vertue and a Trade are the best portion for Children.

George Herbert


The market is the best garden.

George Herbert


Feare keepes the garden better then the gardiner.

George Herbert


You may be on land, yet not in a garden.

George Herbert