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George Herbert Quotes


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A cheerful look makes a dish a feast.

    Topics: Contentment, Cheerfulness

A wise man cares not for what he cannot have.

    Topics: Contentment

Let thy mind's sweetness have its operation upon thy body, thy clothes, and thy habitation.

    Topics: Contentment

Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, when once it is within thee.

    Topics: Drunkenness

In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.

    Topics: Education, Knowledge

Good words are worth much, and cost little.

    Topics: Encouragement

There is great force hidden in a gentle command.

    Topics: Examples, Gentleness

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.

    Topics: Fathers, Education

One father is enough to govern one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons one father.

    Topics: Fathers

The lion is not so fierce as they paint him.

    Topics: Fear

Be thrifty, but not covetous.

    Topics: Finances, Greed

He that hath lost his credit is dead to the world.

    Topics: Finances

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