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George Herbert Quotes

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Time is the rider that breaks youth.

    Topics: Life, Youth, Time

Love, and a cough, cannot be hid.

    Topics: Love

Dare to be true. Nothing can need a lie: a fault which needs it most, grows two thereby.

    Topics: Lying

Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.

    Topics: Lying

Show me a liar, and I will show thee a thief.

    Topics: Lying

Lie not, neither to thyself, nor man, nor God. It is for cowards to lie.

    Topics: Lying

Wholly abstain or wed.

    Topics: Marriage

Get money to live; then live and use it, else it is not true that thou hast gotten. Surely use alone makes money not contemptible.

    Topics: Money

Only a sweet and virtuous soul, like seasoned timber, never gives.

    Topics: Perseverance

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.

    Topics: Perseverance

Storms make the oak grow deeper roots.

    Topics: Perseverance

The resolved mind hath no cares.

    Topics: Perseverance

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