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.


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

Withough danger you cannot go beyond danger.     

George Herbert

He quits his place well, that leaves his friend there.     

George Herbert

A rugged stone growes smooth from hand to hand.     

George Herbert

No barber shaves so close but another finds worke.     

George Herbert

France is a meddow that cuts thrice a yeere.     

George Herbert

A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.     

George Herbert

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

George Herbert

The offender never pardons.     

George Herbert

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

George Herbert

Gluttony kills more than the sword.     

George Herbert

Take heed of the wrath of a mighty man, and the tumult of the people.     

George Herbert

A dwarf on a giant's shoulders sees farther of the two.     

George Herbert

Half the world does not know how the other half lives.     

George Herbert

The mouse that hath but one hole is quickly taken.     

George Herbert

Man is all symmetry, Full of proportions, one limb to another.      

George Herbert