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The tooth-ach is more ease then to deale with ill people. -- George Herbert
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Man is no star, but a quick coal
Of mortal fire:
Who blows it not, nor doth control
A faint desire, -- George Herbert
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We must love, as looking one day to hate. -- George Herbert
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He that hath a head of waxe must not walke in the sunne.
[He that hath a head of wax must not walk in the sun.] -- George Herbert
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A good bargaine is a pick-purse.
[A good bargain is a pick-purse.] -- George Herbert
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Faire words makes mee looke to my purse. -- George Herbert
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A good prayer is master of anothers purse. -- George Herbert
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It's an ill aire where wee gaine nothing. -- George Herbert
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Hunger makes dinners, pastime suppers. -- George Herbert
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I was taken by a morsell, saies the fish.
[I was taken by a morsel, says the fish.] -- George Herbert
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He that lives well sees a farre off. -- George Herbert
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Wealth is the Conjurer's Devil, Whom, when he thinks he hath, the Devil hath him. -- George Herbert
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Dogs are fine in the field. -- George Herbert
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He cannot be vertuous that is not rigorous. -- George Herbert
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There is no jollitie but hath a smack of folly.
[There is no jollity but hath a smack of folly.] -- George Herbert
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A handful of good life is better than a bushel of learning. -- George Herbert
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Hee that loves the tree, loves the branch. -- George Herbert
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Listen, sweet Dove, unto my song, And spread thy golden wings in me; Hatching my tender heart so long, Till it get wing, and flie away with Thee. -- George Herbert
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The Jews spend at Easter. -- George Herbert
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Sinnes are not knowne till they bee acted. -- George Herbert
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That which will not be spun, let it not come betweene the spindle and the distaffe. -- George Herbert
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A crooked log makes a strait fire. -- George Herbert
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The words ending in Ique do mocke the Physician (as Hectique, Paralitique, Apoplectique, Lethargique). -- George Herbert
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The book of books, the storehouse and magazine of life and comfort, the holy Scriptures. -- George Herbert
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The bit that one eates, no friend makes. -- George Herbert
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The ballance distinguisheth not betweene gold and lead. -- George Herbert
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He is a great Necromancer, for he asks counsel counsell of the Dead (i.e. books). -- George Herbert
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Dry bread at home is better then rost meate abroad. -- George Herbert
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Night is the mother of counsels. -- George Herbert
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Two sparrows on one Ear of Corn make an ill agreement. -- George Herbert
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Take heed of a young wench, a prophetesse, and a Lattin bred woman. -- George Herbert
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How wide is all this long pretense!
There is in love a sweetness ready penned,
Copy out only that, and save expense. -- George Herbert
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Danger it selfe the best remedy for danger. -- George Herbert
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Bees work for man, and yet they never bruise
Their Master's flower, but leave it having done,
As fair as ever and as fit to use;
So both the flower doth stay and honey run. -- George Herbert
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When the tree is fallen, all goe with their hatchet.
[When the tree is fallen, all go with their hatchet.] -- George Herbert
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A man is known to be mortal by two things, Sleep and Lust. -- George Herbert
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The slothful is the servant of the counters. -- George Herbert
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Who letts his wife goe to every feast, and his horse drinke at every water, shall neither have good wife nor good horse. -- George Herbert
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Honor and profit lie not all in one sack. -- George Herbert
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Everyone thinks his sack heaviest. -- George Herbert
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Persons unmask their evilest qualities when they do quarrel. -- George Herbert
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Wine that cost nothing is digested before it be drunke. -- George Herbert
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Good horses make short miles. -- George Herbert
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To a greedy eating horse a short halter. -- George Herbert
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He that feares death lives not. -- George Herbert
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Shewa good man his errour and he turnes it to a vertue, but an ill, it doubles his fault. -- George Herbert
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Ill natures, the more you aske them, the more they stick. -- George Herbert
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It's absurd to warme one in his armour. -- George Herbert
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Though punishment be slow, still it comes. -- George Herbert
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Giving much to the poore, doth inrich a mans store.
[Giving much to the poor doth increase a man's store.] -- George Herbert
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Brabling Curres never want torne eares. -- George Herbert
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He that preacheth giveth almes. -- George Herbert
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When the Foxe preacheth, beware geese. -- George Herbert
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The worst speak something good; if all want sense,
God takes a text, and preacheth patience. -- George Herbert
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A verse may find him whom a sermon flies, And turn delight into a sacrifice ... -- George Herbert
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Who must account for himselfe and others, must know both. -- George Herbert
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The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller not one. -- George Herbert
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One enemy is too much. -- George Herbert
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To go upon the Franciscans Hackney (i.e. on foot). -- George Herbert
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Good is to bee sought out, and evill attended. -- George Herbert
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Hee that falles into the durt, the longer he stayes there, the fowler he is. -- George Herbert
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He that lends, gives. -- George Herbert
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The honey is sweet, but the Bee stings. -- George Herbert
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The corne hides it self in the snow, as an old man in furrs. -- George Herbert
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But, indeed, the science of logic and the whole framework of philosophical thought men have kept since the days of Plato and Aristotle, has no more essential permanence as a final expression of the human mind, than the Scottish Longer Catechism. -- George Herbert
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Give loosers leave to talke. -- George Herbert
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Take heed of a person marked, and a Widdow thrice married.
[Take heed of a person marked, and a widow thrice married.] -- George Herbert
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Do well and right and let the world sink. -- George Herbert
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He that seekes trouble never misses.
[He that seeks trouble never misses.] -- George Herbert
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There is no man, though never so little, but sometimes he can hurt. -- George Herbert
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A Dwarfe on a Gyants shoulder sees further of the two. [A dwarf on a giant's shoulder sees farther of the two. -- George Herbert
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Many, affecting wit beyond their power, Have got to be a dear fool for an hour. -- George Herbert
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Sometimes the best gain is to lose. -- George Herbert
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He that trusts in a lie, shall perish in truth. -- George Herbert
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Be calm in arguing: for fierceness makes
Error a fault, and truth discourtesy. -- George Herbert
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The resolved mind hath no cares. -- George Herbert
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Litle stickes kindle the fire; great ones put it out. -- George Herbert
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Hee that goes to bed thirsty riseth healthy. -- George Herbert
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War makes thieves and peace hangs them. -- George Herbert
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Bibles laid open, millions of surprises. -- George Herbert
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Although it raine, throw not away thy watering pot. -- George Herbert
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The cholerick man never wants woe. -- George Herbert
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A dwarf on a giant's shoulders sees the further of the two. -- George Herbert
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Thou that hast given so much to me give me one thing more, a grateful heart: not thankful when it pleaseth me, as if Thy blessings had spare days, but such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise. -- George Herbert
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Teach me, my God and king In all things thee to see And what I do in anything To do it as for thee -- George Herbert
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Although the sun shine, leave not thy cloake at home. -- George Herbert
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Farre shooting never kild bird. -- George Herbert
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A morning sunne, and a wine-bred child, and a latin-bred woman, seldome end well. -- George Herbert
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True beauty lives on high. Ours is but a flame borrowed thence. -- George Herbert
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As flames do work and wind when they ascend,
So did I weave myself into the sense. -- George Herbert
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Some make a conscience of spitting in the Church, yet robbe the Altar. -- George Herbert
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Shew me a lyer, and I'le shew thee a theefe. -- George Herbert
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He is not poore that hath little, but he that desireth much. -- George Herbert
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Let thy mind's sweetness have its operation upon thy body, clothes, and habitation. -- George Herbert
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There is an hour wherein a man might be happy all his life, could he find it. -- George Herbert
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Lie not, neither to thyself, nor man, nor God. Let mouth and heart be one; beat and speak together, and make both felt in action. It is for cowards to lie. -- George Herbert
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Health and sicknesse surely are mens double enemies.
[Health and sickness surely are men's double enemies.] -- George Herbert
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Of a pigs taile you can never make a good shaft.
[Of a pig's tail you can never make a good shaft.] -- George Herbert
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You must strike in measure, when there are many to strike on one Anvile. -- George Herbert
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A cherefull looke makes a dish a feast. -- George Herbert
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Gold opens all locks, no lock will hold against the power of gold. -- George Herbert
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God sees hearts as we see faces. -- George Herbert
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Summe up at night what thou hast done by day; And in the morning what thou hast to do. Dresse and undresse thy soul; mark the decay And growth of it; if, with thy watch, that too Be down then winde up both; since we shall be Most surely judg'd, make thy accounts agree. -- George Herbert
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Much money makes a Countrey poor, for it sets a dearer price on every thing. -- George Herbert
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He that dies without the company of good men puts not himselfe into a good way. -- George Herbert
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To be too busie gets contempt. -- George Herbert
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If the mother had not beene in the oven, shee had never sought her daughter there. -- George Herbert
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Shee spins well that breedes her children. -- George Herbert
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A woman conceales what shee knowes not. -- George Herbert
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Harken to reason or shee will bee heard. -- George Herbert
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A rugged stone growes smooth from hand to hand. -- George Herbert
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Hee that's fed at anothers hand may stay long ere he be full. -- George Herbert
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The offender never pardons. -- George Herbert
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There are three waies, the Vniversities, the Sea, the Court. -- George Herbert
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Valour that parlies is neare yeelding.
[Valor that parleys is near yielding.] -- George Herbert
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Faire language grates not the tongue. -- George Herbert
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No love is foule, nor prison fair. -- George Herbert
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Pull downe your hatt on the winds side. -- George Herbert
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The Philosophy of Princes is to dive into the Secrets of men, leaving the secrets of nature to those that have spare time. -- George Herbert
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You may be on land, yet not in a garden. -- George Herbert
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Happier are the hands compast with yron, then a heart with thoughts. -- George Herbert
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The thread breakes, where it is weakest. -- George Herbert
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A man of great memory without learning hath a rock and a spindle and no staff to spin. -- George Herbert
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The first service a child doth his father is to make him foolish. -- George Herbert
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We must recoile a little, to the end we may leap the better. -- George Herbert
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Speake fitly, or be silent wisely. -- George Herbert
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Men speake of the faire, as things went with them there. -- George Herbert
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Speake not of a dead man at the table. -- George Herbert
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Better speake truth rudely, then lye covertly. -- George Herbert
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To speake of an Vsurer at the table marres the wine. -- George Herbert
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The wife is the key of the house. -- George Herbert
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It is good to hold the asse by the bridle. -- George Herbert
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The tongue is not steele, yet it cuts.
[The tongue is not steel yet it cuts.] -- George Herbert
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An Oxe is taken by the horns, and a Man by the tongue. -- George Herbert
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He that speakes sowes, and he that holds his peace, gathers. -- George Herbert
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The higher the Ape goes, the more he shewes his taile.
[The higher the ape goes, the more he shows his tail.] -- George Herbert
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One sound blow will serve to undo us all. -- George Herbert
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Love is swift of foot;/Love's a man of war. -- George Herbert
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The scalded head feares cold water. -- George Herbert
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Mend your clothes and you may hold out this year. -- George Herbert
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The chicken is the country's, but the city eats it. -- George Herbert
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Little dogs start the Hare, the great get her. -- George Herbert
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Aske much to have a little. -- George Herbert
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Presents of love fear not to be ill taken of strangers. -- George Herbert
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Benefits please like flowers while they are fresh. -- George Herbert
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In the kingdome of blind men the one ey'd is king.
[In the kingdom of blind men the one eyed is king.] -- George Herbert
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To play at Chesse when the house is on fire. -- George Herbert
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None saies his Garner is full. -- George Herbert
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From a chollerick man withdraw a little; from him that saies nothing, for ever.
[From a choleric man withdraw a little; from him that says nothing, for ever.] -- George Herbert
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The Fox, when hee cannot reach the grapes, saies they are not ripe. -- George Herbert
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The child saies nothing, but what it heard by the fire. -- George Herbert
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Old men, when they scorne young, make much of death.
[Old men, when they scorn young, make much of death.] -- George Herbert
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Old men go to Death, Death comes to Young men. -- George Herbert
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A fat house-keeper makes leane Executors.
[A fat housekeeper makes lean executors.] -- George Herbert
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Wouldst thou both eat thy cake and have it? -- George Herbert
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For the same man to be an heretick and a good subject, is incompossible. -- George Herbert
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It is good to have friends both in Heaven and Hell. -- George Herbert
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Gifts enter every where without a wimble. -- George Herbert
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The wolfe eats oft of the sheep that have been warn'd. -- George Herbert
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Hell is full of good meanings and wishings. -- George Herbert
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Follow not truth too near the heels, lest it dash out thy teeth. -- George Herbert
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Ready mony is a ready Medicine. -- George Herbert
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Who hath a Wolfe for his mate, needes a Dog for his man. -- George Herbert
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Woe be to him that reads but one book. -- George Herbert
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Yeeres know more then bookes. -- George Herbert
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Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night. -- George Herbert
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That which two will, takes effect. -- George Herbert
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If that thy fame with ev'ry toy be pos'd, 'Tis a thin web, which poysonous fancies make; But the great souldier's honour was compos'd Of thicker stuf, which would endure a shake. Wisdom picks friends; civility plays the rest; A toy shunn'd cleanly passeth with the best. -- George Herbert
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Ill comes in by ells, and goes out by inches. -- George Herbert
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Before you make a friend, eate a bushell of salt with him.
[Before you make a friend, eat a bushel of salt with him.] -- George Herbert
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Life is half spent before we know what it is. -- George Herbert
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In doing we learne.
[In doing we learn.] -- George Herbert
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One mouth doth nothing without another. -- George Herbert
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Laugh not too much; the witty man laughs least: For wit is news only to ignorance. Lesse at thine own things laugh; lest in the jest Thy person share, and the conceit advance. -- George Herbert
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He that will not have peace, God gives him warre.
[He that will not have peace, God gives him war.] -- George Herbert
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The March sunne raises but dissolves not. -- George Herbert
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The first dish pleaseth all. -- George Herbert
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Leave jesting whiles it pleaseth, lest it turne to earnest. -- George Herbert
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You may bring a horse to the river, but he will drinke when and what he pleaseth. -- George Herbert
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Justice pleaseth few in their owne house.
[Justice pleases few in their own house.] -- George Herbert
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Faire is not faire, but that which pleaseth. -- George Herbert
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When a dog is drowning, everyone offers him a drink. -- George Herbert
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If thou do ill, the joy fades, not the pains. If well, the pain doth fade, the joy remains. -- George Herbert
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A bad workman quarrels with his tools. -- George Herbert
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To a child all weather is cold. -- George Herbert
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It is a poor sport that is not worth a candle. -- George Herbert
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To have money is a feare, not to have it a griefe. -- George Herbert
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Old Camels carry young Camels skins to the Market. -- George Herbert
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That from small fires comes oft no small mishap. -- George Herbert
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Love askes faith, and faith firmenesse. -- George Herbert
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The hole calls the thiefe.
[The hole calls the thief.] -- George Herbert
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The fish adores the bait. -- George Herbert
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The escaped mouse ever feeles the taste of the bait.
[The escaped mouse ever feels the taste of the bait.] -- George Herbert
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Fine dressing is a foule house swept before the doores. -- George Herbert
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Let not him that feares feathers come among wild-foule. -- George Herbert
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To a fair day open the window, but make you ready as to a foule. -- George Herbert
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A holy habit clenseth not a foule soule. -- George Herbert
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To a close shorn sheep, God gives wind by measure. -- George Herbert
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Three helping one another, beare the burthen of sixe.
[Three helping one another, bear the burden of six.] -- George Herbert
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An ill agreement is better then a good judgement.
[An ill agreement is better than a good judgment.] -- George Herbert
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The blind eate many a flie.
[The blind eat many a fly.] -- George Herbert
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Estate in two parishes is bread in two wallets. -- George Herbert
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All are presumed good till they are found at fault. -- George Herbert
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He that riseth betimes hath some thing in his head. -- George Herbert
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If you must flie, flie well. -- George Herbert
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In an hundred elles of contention, there is not an inch of love. -- George Herbert
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Money, thou bane of bliss, and source of woe,
Whence cam'st thou, that thou art so fresh and fine?
I know thy parentage is base and low:
Man found thee poor and dirty in a mine. -- George Herbert
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No sooner is a Temple built to God but the Devill builds a Chappell hard by. -- George Herbert
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Feare, the Bedle of the Law. -- George Herbert
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Good land, evill way. -- George Herbert
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Who is the honest man?
He that doth still and strongly good pursue
To God, his neighbor, and himself most true:
Whom neither force nor fawning can
Unpin, or wrench from giving all their due. -- George Herbert
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The singing man keepes his shop in his throate. -- George Herbert
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A broken Altar, Lord, thy servant rears, Made of a heart, and cemented with tears. -- George Herbert
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Had you the world on your Chesse-bord, you could not fill all to your mind. -- George Herbert
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All truths are not to be told. -- George Herbert
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The way is an ill neighbour. -- George Herbert
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The great put the little on the hooke. -- George Herbert
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A good pay-master starts not at assurances. -- George Herbert
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To take the nuts from the fire with the dogges foot.
[To take the nuts from the fire with the dog's foot.] -- George Herbert
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Who goes to bed, and doth not pray, Maketh two nights to every day! -- George Herbert
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Marry your sonne when you will; your daughter when you can.
[Marry your son when you will, your daughter when you can.] -- George Herbert
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You cannot know wine by the barrell. -- George Herbert
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Take heede of still waters, the quick passe away. -- George Herbert
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Take heede of the viniger of sweet wine. -- George Herbert
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Take heede of an oxe before, of an horse behind, of a monke on all sides. -- George Herbert
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In a great River great fish are found, but take heede, lest you bee drowned. -- George Herbert
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He that cockers his child, provides for his enemie. -- George Herbert
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Gold thou mayst safely touch; but if it stick Unto thy hands, it woundeth to the quick. -- George Herbert
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He that needs five thousand pound to live,
Is full as poor as he that needs but five. -- George Herbert
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Whose house is of glass, must not throw stones at another. -- George Herbert
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Prosperity lets goe the bridle. -- George Herbert
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The dainties of the great are the teares of the poore. -- George Herbert
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Our owne actions are our security, not others judgements. -- George Herbert
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Power seldome grows old at Court. -- George Herbert
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With customes wee live well, but Lawes undoe us. -- George Herbert
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Fooles give to please all but their owne. -- George Herbert
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Where you thinke there is bacon, there is no Chimney. -- George Herbert
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Storms make the oak grow deeper roots. -- George Herbert
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The masters eye fattens the horse, and his foote the ground. -- George Herbert
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A faire death honours the whole life. -- George Herbert
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After so many deaths I live and write; -- George Herbert
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Many kiss the hand they wish cut off. -- George Herbert
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By the needle you shall draw the thread, and by that which is past, see how that which is to come will be drawne on. -- George Herbert
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The eye is bigger then the belly.
[The eye is bigger than the belly.] -- George Herbert
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The world is now adayes, God save the Conquerour. -- George Herbert
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Love makes one fitt for any work. -- George Herbert
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Cruelty is more cruell, if we defer the pain. -- George Herbert
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Greene wood makes a hott fire. -- George Herbert
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Working and making a fire doth discretion require. -- George Herbert
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Good service is a great inchantment. -- George Herbert
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In thy discourse, if thou desire to please;
All such is courteous, useful, new, or wittie:
Usefulness comes by labour, wit byease;
Courtesie grows in court; news in the citie. -- George Herbert
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Evils have their comfort, good none can support. -- George Herbert
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Grief melts away Like snow in May, As if there were no such cold thing. -- George Herbert
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If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him. -- George Herbert
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To a crafty man, a crafty and an halfe. -- George Herbert
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A well-bred youth neither speakes of himselfe, nor being spoken to is silent. -- George Herbert
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Pension never inriched young man.
[Pension never enriched a young man.] -- George Herbert
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Armour is light at table. -- George Herbert
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Sweet discourse makes short daies and nights.
[Sweet discourse makes short days and nights.] -- George Herbert
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Hee is not free that drawes his chaine. -- George Herbert
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The command of custome is great. -- George Herbert
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The Mill gets by going. -- George Herbert
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The horse that drawes after him his halter, is not altogether escaped. -- George Herbert
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Nothing is to be presumed on, or despaired of. -- George Herbert
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You cannot make a windmill go with a pair of bellows. -- George Herbert
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That is not good language which all understand not. -- George Herbert
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Neither praise nor dispraise thy selfe, thy actins serve the turne.
[Neither praise nor dispraise thyself; thy actions serve the turn.] -- George Herbert
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Ships feare fire more then water.
[Ships fear fire more than water.] -- George Herbert
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A mountaine and a river are good neighbours. -- George Herbert
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Wisedome hath one foot on Land, and another on Sea. -- George Herbert
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Who is so deafe, as he that will not hear? -- George Herbert
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A poore beauty finds more lovers then husbands. -- George Herbert
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God's mill grinds slow, but sure. -- George Herbert
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Ah my deare God! though I am clean forgot, Let me not love thee, if I love thee not. -- George Herbert
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Play not for gain, but sport. Who plays for more
Than he can lose with pleasure, stakes his heart;
Perhaps his wife's too, and whom she hath bore. -- George Herbert
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The beast that goes alwaies never wants blowes. -- George Herbert
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Every one is weary, the poore in seeking, the rich in keeping, the good in learning. -- George Herbert
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Who says that fictions only and false hair
Become a verse? Is there in truth no beauty?
Is all good structure in a winding stair? -- George Herbert
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Hee that makes a thing too fine, breakes it. -- George Herbert
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Evening words are not like to morning. -- George Herbert
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Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrell to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot. -- George Herbert
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The fatt man knoweth not, what the leane thinketh. -- George Herbert
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But who does hawk at eagles with a dove? -- George Herbert
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Halfe the world knowes not how the other halfe lies. -- George Herbert
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He that measures not himselfe, is measured. -- George Herbert
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Whatsoever was the father of a disease, an ill diet was the mother. -- George Herbert
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Every one hath a foole in his sleeve. -- George Herbert
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Least at thine own things laugh. -- George Herbert
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For all may have, If they dare to try, a glorious life, or grave. -- George Herbert
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In the mouth of a bad dog fals often a good bone. -- George Herbert
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The wise hand doth not all that the foolish mouth speakes.
[The wise hand doth not all that the foolish mouth speaks.] -- George Herbert
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Love makes a good eye squint. -- George Herbert
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The market is the best garden. -- George Herbert
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Be what thou wouldst seeme to be. -- George Herbert
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Citties are taken by the eares. -- George Herbert
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Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health. -- George Herbert
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The wearer knowes, where the shoe wrings. -- George Herbert
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The Sundaies of man's life, Thredded together on time's string, Make bracelets to adorn the wife Of the eternal, glorious King. On Sunday heaven's gates stand ope; Blessings are plentiful and rife. More plentiful than hope. -- George Herbert
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He that is fallen cannot helpe him that is downe.
[He that is fallen cannot help him that is down.] -- George Herbert
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Some men plant an opinion they seem to erradicate. -- George Herbert
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Many things are lost for want of asking. -- George Herbert
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Ther's no great banquet but some fares ill. -- George Herbert
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Hee that strikes with his tongue, must ward with his head. -- George Herbert
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The Wolfe must dye in his owne skinne. -- George Herbert
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It's a proud horse that will not carry his owne provender. -- George Herbert
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Every one is witty for his owne purpose. -- George Herbert
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Hee that keepes his owne makes warre. -- George Herbert
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He that would be well, needs not goe from his owne house.
[He that would be well needs not go from his own house.] -- George Herbert
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He that is his owne Counsellor knowes nothing sure but what hee hath laid out. -- George Herbert
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Hee that workes after his owne manner, his head akes not at the matter. -- George Herbert
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He that hath children, all his morsels are not his owne. -- George Herbert
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Who doth his owne businesse, foules not his hands. -- George Herbert
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The Jewes spend at Easter, the Moors at marriages, the Christians in sutes. -- George Herbert
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A sad, wise valor is the brave complexion. -- George Herbert
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Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life. -- George Herbert
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Light burdens, long borne, grow heavy. -- George Herbert
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Love and a cough cannot be hid. -- George Herbert
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Every mile is two in winter -- George Herbert
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He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea. -- George Herbert
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The fault is as great as hee that is faulty. -- George Herbert
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He puls with a long rope, that waits for anothers death. -- George Herbert
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If you could runne, as you drinke, you might catch a hare. -- George Herbert
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Chuse a horse made, and a wife to make. -- George Herbert
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Gossips are frogs, they drinke and talke. -- George Herbert
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They talke of Christmas so long, that it comes. -- George Herbert
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Foolish tongues talke by the dozen. -- George Herbert
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There is more talke then trouble. -- George Herbert
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Some evils are cured by contempt. -- George Herbert
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He that deales in the world needes foure seeves. -- George Herbert
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There's no such conquering weapon as the necessity of conquering. -- George Herbert
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Warre is deaths feast. -- George Herbert
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The faulty stands on his guard. -- George Herbert
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If the wise erred not, it would goe hard with fooles.
[If the wise erred not, it would go hard with fools.] -- George Herbert
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The ignorant hath an Eagles wings, and an Owles eyes.
[The ignorant hath an eagle's wings and an owl's eyes.] -- George Herbert
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Service without reward is punishment. -- George Herbert
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Beare with evill, and expect good. -- George Herbert
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The eye and Religion can beare no jesting. -- George Herbert
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It's a wicked thing to make a dearth ones garner. -- George Herbert
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It's good tying the sack before it be full. -- George Herbert
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The lion is not so fierce as they paint him. -- George Herbert
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All came from, and will goe to others. -- George Herbert
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Lord! who hath praise enough? -- George Herbert
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One paire of eares drawes dry an hundred tongues. -- George Herbert
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If things were to be done twice, all would be wise. -- George Herbert
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Religion a stalking horse to shoot other foul. -- George Herbert
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Helpe thy selfe, and God will helpe thee. -- George Herbert
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To a crazy ship, all winds are contrary. -- George Herbert
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Labour as long liu'd, pray as even dying.
[Labor as long-lived, pray as ever dying.] -- George Herbert
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A scab'd horse cannot abide the comb. -- George Herbert
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When you are an Anvill, hold you still; when you are a hammer, strike your fill. -- George Herbert
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The more women looke in their glasse, the lesse they looke to their house.
[The more women look in their glass, the less they look to their house.] -- George Herbert
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For washing his hands, none sels his lands. -- George Herbert
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Patience, time and money accommodate all things. -- George Herbert
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A Caske and an ill custome must be broken. -- George Herbert
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Living well is the best revenge. -- George Herbert
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God provides for him that trusteth. -- George Herbert
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Love bade me welcome;
yet my soul drew back,
Guiltie of dust and sin. -- George Herbert
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The best mirror is an old friend. -- George Herbert
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He that hath love in his brest, hath spurres in his sides. -- George Herbert
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He
the country parson
is not witty or learned or eloquent, but holy. -- George Herbert
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To a gratefull man give mony when he askes. -- George Herbert
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When a friend askes, there is no to morrow.
[When a friend asks, there is no to-morrow.] -- George Herbert
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The foole askes much, but hee is more foole that grants it. -- George Herbert
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The Apothecaries morter spoiles the Luters musick. -- George Herbert
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The bird loves her nest. -- George Herbert
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Keep good company, and you shall be of the number. -- George Herbert
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Keep not ill men company, lest you increase the number. -- George Herbert
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Good workmen are seldom rich. -- George Herbert
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Was ever grief like mine? -- George Herbert
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Hee lookes not well to himselfe that lookes not ever. -- George Herbert
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Unsound minds like unsound Bodies, if you feed, you poyson.
[Unsound minds, like unsound bodies, if you feed, you poison.] -- George Herbert
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The little cannot bee great, unlesse he devoure many.
[The little cannot be great unless he devour many.] -- George Herbert
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Hee that brings good newes knockes hard. -- George Herbert
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Hee that tells his wife newes is but newly married. -- George Herbert
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Good newes may bee told at any time, but ill in the morning. -- George Herbert
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Words and feathers the wind carries away. -- George Herbert
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Curtesie on one side only lasts not long. -- George Herbert
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Love is not found in the market. -- George Herbert
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Women laugh when they can, and weepe when they will. -- George Herbert
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Take heed of winde that comes in at a hole, and a reconciled Enemy. -- George Herbert
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In a long journey straw waighs. -- George Herbert
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One stroke fells not an oke. -- George Herbert
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He that passeth a winters day escapes an enemy. -- George Herbert
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The goate must browse where she is tyed. -- George Herbert
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He that sends a foole expects one. -- George Herbert
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Between the businesse of life and the day of death, a space ought to be interposed. -- George Herbert
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Hee that hath patience hath fatt thrushes for a farthing. -- George Herbert
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I read, and sigh, and wish I were a tree; For sure then I should grow To fruit or shade: at least some bird would trust Her household to me, and I should be just. -- George Herbert
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He that marries late, marries ill. -- George Herbert
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A wise man cares not for what he cannot have. -- George Herbert
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When a knave is in a plumtree he hath neither friend nor kin. -- George Herbert
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The crow bewailes the sheepe, and then eates it. -- George Herbert
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Step by step the ladder is ascended. -- George Herbert
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An ill deede cannot bring honour. -- George Herbert
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By doing nothing we learne to do ill. -- George Herbert
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A kinsman, a friend, or whom you intreate, take not to serve you, if you will be served neately. -- George Herbert
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The vertue of a coward is suspition. -- George Herbert
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Mention not a halter in the house of him that was hanged. -- George Herbert
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I had rather aske of my sire browne bread, then borrow of my neighbour white. -- George Herbert
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The drunkard forfeits man and doth divest
All wordly right, save what he hath by beast. -- George Herbert
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Two ill meales make the third a glutton. -- George Herbert
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An examin'd enterprize goes on boldly. -- George Herbert
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Flies are busiest about leane horses. -- George Herbert
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Bells call others, but themselves enter not into the Church. -- George Herbert
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Hee that marries for wealth sells his liberty. -- George Herbert
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When God is made the master of a family, he disorders the disorderly. -- George Herbert
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The Fox knowes much, but more he that catcheth him. -- George Herbert
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Hee will spend a whole yeares rent at one meales meate. -- George Herbert
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In good yeares corne is hay, in ill yeares straw is corne. -- George Herbert
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At Court, every one for himselfe.
[At court, everyone for himself.] -- George Herbert
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There are more Physitians in health then drunkards. -- George Herbert
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The soule needs few things, the body many. -- George Herbert
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Building and marrying of Children are great wasters. -- George Herbert
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Were there no fooles, badd ware would not passe. -- George Herbert
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Marry your daughters betimes, lest they marry themselves. -- George Herbert
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No tye can oblige the perfidious.
[No tie can oblige the perfidious.] -- George Herbert
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The worst of law is, that one suit breedes twenty.
[The worst of law is that one suit breeds twenty.] -- George Herbert
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The good mother sayes not, Will you? but gives. -- George Herbert
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Hee that would be a Gentleman, let him goe to an assault. -- George Herbert
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Hee that wipes the childs nose, kisseth the mothers cheeke. -- George Herbert
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Look not for musk in a dog's kennel. -- George Herbert
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Hee that demands misseth not, unlesse his demands be foolish. -- George Herbert
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The filth under the white snow, the sunne discovers. -- George Herbert
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Throw away thy rod, throw away thy wrath; O my God, take the gentle path. -- George Herbert
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Hee that labours and thrives spins gold. -- George Herbert
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Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, when once it is within thee. -- George Herbert
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To a great night, a great Lanthorne. -- George Herbert
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The chiefe boxe of health is time. -- George Herbert
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Nothing secure unlesse suspected. -- George Herbert
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Thursday come, and the week's gone. -- George Herbert
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He that goeth farre hath many encounters. -- George Herbert
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Love is the true price of love. -- George Herbert
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All is well with him, who is beloved of his neighbours. -- George Herbert
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He that owes nothing, if he makes not mouthes at us, is courteous. -- George Herbert
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If thou thy selfe canst doe it, attend no others helpe or hand. -- George Herbert
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A disarmed peace is weake. -- George Herbert
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He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30, nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome, strong, rich or wise. -- George Herbert
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Reckon right, and February hath one and thirty daies. -- George Herbert
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Empty Chambers make foolish maides. -- George Herbert
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The hearts letter is read in the eyes. -- George Herbert
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Wealth is like rheume, it falles on the weakest parts. -- George Herbert
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The ill that comes out of our mouth falles into our bosome. -- George Herbert
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All that shakes falles not. -- George Herbert
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Hee that stumbles and falles not, mends his pace. -- George Herbert
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None is so wise, but the foole overtakes him. -- George Herbert
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If any speak ill of thee, fly home to thy own conscience and examine thy heart. If thou art guilty, it is a just correction; if not guilty, it is a fair instruction. -- George Herbert
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No profit to honour, no honour to Religion. -- George Herbert
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He hath great neede of a foole, that plaies the foole himselfe. -- George Herbert
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He that plaies his mony ought not to value it. -- George Herbert
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He plaies well that winnes.
[He plays well that wins.] -- George Herbert
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The devil divides the world between atheism and superstition. -- George Herbert
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A wise man needes not blush for changing his purpose. -- George Herbert
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He that serves well needes not ask his wages. -- George Herbert
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The effect speakes, the tongue needes not.
[The effect speaks, the tongue needs not.] -- George Herbert
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Who hath no head, needes no heart. -- George Herbert
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Health without money is halfe an ague. -- George Herbert
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Peace, prattler. -- George Herbert
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He can give little to his servant, that lickes his knife.
[He can give little to his servant that licks his knife.] -- George Herbert
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Whatever is made by the hand of man, by the hand of man may be overturned. -- George Herbert
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A man well mounted is ever Cholerick. -- George Herbert
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To go where the King goes afoot (i.e. to the stool). -- George Herbert
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Let an ill man lie in thy straw, and he looks to be thy heire. -- George Herbert
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Religion, Credit, and the Eye are not to be touched. -- George Herbert
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The evening praises the day, and the morning a frost. -- George Herbert
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Better be a foole then a knave.
[Better be a fool than a knave.] -- George Herbert
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Goods are theirs that enjoy them. -- George Herbert
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Wood halfe burnt is easily kindled.
[Wood half-burnt is easily kindled.] -- George Herbert
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He that feares leaves, let him not goe into the wood. -- George Herbert
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Covetousnesse breaks the bag. -- George Herbert
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Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. -- George Herbert
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He thinkes not well, that thinkes not againe. -- George Herbert
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A little labour, much health. -- George Herbert
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A civil guest Will no more talk all, than eat all the feast. -- George Herbert
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God gives his wrath by weight, and without weight his mercy. -- George Herbert
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The wind in ones face makes one wise. -- George Herbert
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He that is warme, thinkes all so. -- George Herbert
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A white wall is the paper of a foole. -- George Herbert
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The fineness which a hymn or psalm affords / If when the soul unto the lines accords. -- George Herbert
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Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, a box where sweets compacted lie. -- George Herbert
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If the staffe be crooked, the shadow cannot be straight. -- George Herbert
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Hee that sendes a foole, means to follow him. -- George Herbert
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That flesh is but the glasse, which holds the dust That measures all our time; which also shall Be crumbled into dust. -- George Herbert
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The science of the modern school ... is in effect ... the acquisition of imperfectly analyzed misstatements about entrails, elements, and electricity ... -- George Herbert
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Help thyself, and God will help thee. -- George Herbert
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Tis easier to build two chimneys, then to maintaine one. -- George Herbert
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A City that parlies is half gotten.
[A city that parleys is half gotten.] -- George Herbert
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Surely if each one saw another's heart, There would be no commerce, No sale or bargain pass: all would disperse And live apart. -- George Herbert
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Be not too presumptuously sure in any business; for things of this world depend on such a train of unseen chances that if it were in man's hands to set the tables, still he would not be certain to win the game. -- George Herbert
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Half the world knows not how the other half lies. -- George Herbert
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He that pitties another, remembers himselfe. -- George Herbert
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By all means use sometimes to be alone. -- George Herbert
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One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. -- George Herbert
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I had rather ride on an ass that carries me than a horse that throws me. -- George Herbert
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There is great force hidden in a gentle command. -- George Herbert
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A pleasure long expected is deare enough sold. -- George Herbert
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Judge not the preacher; for he is thy judge:
If thou mislike him, thou conceiv'st him not.
God calleth preaching folly. Do not grudge
To pick out treasures from an earthen pot.
The worst speak something good. If all want sense,
God takes a text, and preaches patience. -- George Herbert
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Chuse none for thy servant who have served thy betters. -- George Herbert
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The back-doore robs the house. -- George Herbert
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Spectacles are deaths Harquebuze.
[Spectacles are death's arquebuse.] -- George Herbert
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To him that will, waies are not wanting. -- George Herbert
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Perversnes makes one squint ey'd. -- George Herbert
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Health and mony goe farre.
[Health and money go far.] -- George Herbert
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He that gives me small gifts would have me live. -- George Herbert
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If all fooles wore white Caps, wee should seeme a flock of geese. -- George Herbert
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The tongue talkes at the heads cost. -- George Herbert
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Divine ashes are better then earthly meale. -- George Herbert
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If all fooles had babies, wee should want fuell. -- George Herbert
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In great pedigrees there are Governours and Chandlers. -- George Herbert
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The longest Day hath an Eueninge. -- George Herbert
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The least foolish is wise. -- George Herbert
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Gaming, women, and wine, while they laugh they make men pine. -- George Herbert
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He that will do thee a good turne, either he will be gon or dye. -- George Herbert
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Silkes and Satins put out the fire in the chimney. -- George Herbert
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The table robbes more then a thiefe. -- George Herbert
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The healthfull man can give counsell to the sick. -- George Herbert
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Slander is a shipwrack by a dry Tempest. -- George Herbert
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Pardons and pleasantnesse are great revenges of slanders. -- George Herbert
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Beate the dog before the Lyon. -- George Herbert
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Who eates the Kings Goose uoydes the feathers an hundred years after.
[Who eats the king's goose voids the feathers a hundred years after.] -- George Herbert
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Better a snotty child, then his nose wip'd off. -- George Herbert
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An idle head is a boxe for the winde. -- George Herbert
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A good Judge conceives quickly, judges slowly. -- George Herbert
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A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit. -- George Herbert
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In a good house all is quickly ready. -- George Herbert
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In cloths cheap handsomeness, doth bear the bell. -- George Herbert
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Money refused loose its brightness. -- George Herbert
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He that hath little is the lesse durtie. -- George Herbert
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Hee hath not liv'd, that lives not after death. -- George Herbert
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Death used to be an executioner, but the gospel has made him just a gardner. -- George Herbert
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If you walk on snow you cannot hide your footprints. -- George Herbert
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The life of spies is to know, not bee known. -- George Herbert
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Good and quickly seldom meet. -- George Herbert
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Everyone puts his fault on the Times. -- George Herbert
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He that commits a fault, thinkes every one speakes of it.
[He that commits a fault thinks everyone speaks of it.] -- George Herbert
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Infants manners are moulded more by the example of Parents, then by stars at their nativities. -- George Herbert
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All things have their place, knew wee how to place them. -- George Herbert
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He that studies his content, wants it. -- George Herbert
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To seek these things is lost labour; Geese in an oyle pot, fat Hogs among Jews, and Wine in a fishing net. -- George Herbert
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Whether goest, griefe? where I am wont. -- George Herbert
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Conversation makes one what he is. -- George Herbert
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Hee that is in a towne in May loseth his spring. -- George Herbert
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Envy not greatness: for thou mak'st thereby Thyself the worse, and so the distance greater. -- George Herbert
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The fault of the horse is put on the saddle. -- George Herbert
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Being on sea saile, being on land settle.
[Being on sea, sail; being on land, settle.] -- George Herbert
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God's breath in man returning to his birth, The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage, -- George Herbert
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Love without end, hath no end, says the Spaniard: (meaning, if it were not begun on particular ends, it would last). -- George Herbert
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A great dowry is a bed full of brables.
[A great dowry is a bed full of brambles.] -- George Herbert
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Be thrifty, but not covetous. -- George Herbert
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He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven. -- George Herbert
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Vertue never growes old. -- George Herbert
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Hee that makes himself a sheep, shall be eat by the wolfe. -- George Herbert
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Hee that repaires not a part, builds all. -- George Herbert
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More have repented speech then silence.
[More have repented speech than silence.] -- George Herbert
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When God will punish, hee will first take away the understanding. -- George Herbert
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Hee that comes of a hen must scrape. -- George Herbert
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There is no heat of affection but is joyned with some idlenesse of brain, says the Spaniard. -- George Herbert
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He that steals an egg will steal an ox. -- George Herbert
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An oath that is not to bee made is not to be kept. -- George Herbert
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The comforters head never akes. -- George Herbert
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When you enter into a house, leave the anger ever at the doore. -- George Herbert
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Water a farre off quencheth not fire. -- George Herbert
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What your glasse telles you, will not be told by Councell. -- George Herbert
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To the counsel of fools a wooden bell. -- George Herbert
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The best smell is bread; the best saver, salt; the best love, that of children. -- George Herbert
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He that tells a secret is anothers servant.
[He that tells a secret is another's servant.] -- George Herbert
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Calmness is great advantage; he that lets Another chafe, may warm him at his fire. -- George Herbert
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Vertue and a Trade are the best portion for Children. -- George Herbert
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Ever since we weare cloathes, we know not one another. -- George Herbert
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Every thing new is fine. -- George Herbert
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An ill labourer quarrells with his tooles. -- George Herbert
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The constancy of the benefit of the yeere in their seasons argues a Deity. -- George Herbert
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Jest not with the eye or with Religion. -- George Herbert
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The first and last frosts are the worst. -- George Herbert
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Reason lies betweene the spurre and the bridle.
[Reason lies between the spur and the bridle.] -- George Herbert
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Drought never brought dearth. -- George Herbert
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Thou who hast given so much to me, give me one more thing ... a grateful heart! -- George Herbert
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Of faire things, the Autumne is faire. -- George Herbert
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When thou dost tell another's jest, therein Omit the oaths, which true wit cannot need; Pick out of tales the mirth, but not the sin. -- George Herbert
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Where there is no honour, there is no griefe. -- George Herbert
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Never was strumpet faire. -- George Herbert
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Good workemen are seldome rich. -- George Herbert
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When once thy foot enters the church, be bare. God is more there than thou: for thou art there Only by his permission. Then beware, That leads from earth to heaven. -- George Herbert
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The Italians are wise before the deede, the Germanes in the deede, the French after the deede.
[The Italians are wise before the deed, the Germens in the deed, the French after the deed.] -- George Herbert
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To gaine teacheth how to spend.
[To gain teacheth how to spend.] -- George Herbert
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Love makes all hard hearts gentle. -- George Herbert
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Little pitchers have wide eares.
[Little pitchers have wide ears.] -- George Herbert
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Saint Luke was a Saint and a Physitian, yet is dead. -- George Herbert
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God heales, and the Physitian hath the thankes. -- George Herbert
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Who paies the Physitian, does the cure. -- George Herbert
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The Physitian owes all to the patient, but the patient owes nothing to him but a little mony. -- George Herbert
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He carries well, to whom it waighes not.
[He carries well, to whomit weighs not.] -- George Herbert
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A good mother is worth hundreds of schoolmasters. -- George Herbert
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Let none say, I will not drinke water. -- George Herbert
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Who hath no hast in his businesse, mountaines to him seeme valleys. -- George Herbert