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.


The first dish pleaseth all.     

George Herbert

Bells call others, but themselves enter not into the Church.     

George Herbert

Quick believers need broad shoulders.     

George Herbert

No profit to honour, no honour to Religion.     

George Herbert

By all means use some time to be alone, salute thyself, see what thy soul doth wear.      

George Herbert

The wine in the bottle does not quench thirst.     

George Herbert

Love and a cough cannot be hid.     

George Herbert

By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear.     

George Herbert 

The eyes have one language everywhere.     

George Herbert

The best mirror is an old friend.     

George Herbert

He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.     

George Herbert

Thursday come, and the week's gone.     

George Herbert

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.     

George Herbert

Water trotted is as good as oates.     

George Herbert

Rise, heart; Thy Lord is risen. Sing his praise / Without delays, / Who takes thee by the hand, that thou likewise / With him mayst rise; / That, as His death calcined thee to dust, / His life make thee gold, and, much more, just.     

George Herbert

The Fox, when he cannot reach the grapes, says they are not ripe.     

George Herbert

Wealth is the Conjurer's Devil, Whom, when he thinks he hath, the Devil hath him.     

George Herbert

Death keeps no calendar.     

George Herbert

He who can not forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself.     

George Herbert

You cannot make a windmill go with a pair of bellows.     

George Herbert

When God at first made man, / Having a glass of blessings standing by; / Let us (said he) pour on him all we can: / Let the world's riches, which dispersed lie, / Contract into a span.      

George Herbert

The resolved mind hath no cares.     

George Herbert

Presents of love fear not to be ill taken of strangers.     

George Herbert

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.     

George Herbert

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

If you walk on snow you cannot hide the footprints.     

George Herbert