George Herbert Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old george herbert quotes, george herbert sayings, and george herbert proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Every mile is two in winter.     

George Herbert

Where there is peace, God is.     

George Herbert

The best mirror is an old friend.     

George Herbert

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

George Herbert

A good mother is worth hundreds of schoolmasters.     

George Herbert

A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.     

George Herbert

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

George Herbert

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

George Herbert

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.     

George Herbert

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.     

George Herbert

Thou hast given so much to me, give 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

That is gold which is worth gold.     

George Herbert

Gold opens all locks, no lock will hold against the power of gold.     

George Herbert

The wine in the bottle does not quench thirst.     

George Herbert

Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.     

George Herbert

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.     

George Herbert

Be calm in arguing for fierceness makes error a fault and truth discourtesy.     

George Herbert

Better a barefoot than none.     

George Herbert

Be calm in arguing for fierceness makes error a fault and truth discourtesy.     

George Herbert

The evening praises the day, and the morning a frost.     

George Herbert

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

George Herbert

The wine in the bottle does not quench thirst.     

George Herbert

The honey is sweet, but the Bee stings.     

George Herbert

If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him.     

George Herbert

The crow bewailes the sheepe, and then eates it.     

George Herbert

If a good man thrive, all thrive with him.     

George Herbert

Corn is cleaned with wind, and the Soul with chastening     

George Herbert

Craft against craft makes no living.     

George Herbert

At the games end we shall see who gaines.     

George Herbert

That flesh is but the glass, which holds the dust that measures all our time; which also shall be crumbled into dust.     

George Herbert