George Herbert Quotes

A great ship asks deep water.

Look not on pleasures as they come, but go. Defer not the least virtue; life’s poor span Make not an ell by trifling in thy woe. If thou do ill, the joy fades, not the pains; If well, the pain doth fade, the joy remains.

Fly the pleasure that bites tomorrow.

The offender never pardons.

He that is not handsome at twenty, nor strong at thirty, nor rich at forty, nor wise at fifty, will never be handsome, strong, rich or wise.

The fineness which a hymn or psalm affords If when the soul unto the lines accords.

Many kiss the hand they wish cut off.

He that lives in hope dances without music.

Hope is the poor man’s bread.

After death the doctor.