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George Herbert Quotes

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It is part of a poor spirit to undervalue himself and blush.

    Topics: Humility

Many kiss the hand they wish cut off.

    Topics: Hypocrisy

Steal the hog, and give the feet for alms.

    Topics: Hypocrisy

The ignorant hath an eagle's wings and an owl's eyes.

    Topics: Ignorance

Punishment is lame, but it comes.

    Topics: Justice

God's mill grinds slow, but sure.

    Topics: Justice

Knowledge is but folly unless it is guided by grace.

    Topics: Knowledge, Grace

Better never begin than never make an end.

    Topics: Laziness

A man of great memory without learning hath a rock and a spindle and no staff to spin.

    Topics: Learning

Life is half spent before we know what it is.

    Topics: Life

Living well is the best revenge.

    Topics: Life, Revenge

Night is the mother of counsels.

    Topics: Life

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