Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest (1593-1633)
George Herbert was a Welsh poet, orator, and priest of the Church of England. His poetry is associated with the writings of the metaphysical poets, and he is recognised as "one of the foremost British devotional lyricists." He was born into an artistic and wealthy family and largely raised in England. He received a good education that led to his admission to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1609. He went there with the intention of becoming a priest, but he became the University's Public Orator and attracted the attention of King James I. He served in the Parliament of England in 1624 and briefly in 1625.
George Herbert Quotes
Living well is the best revenge.
Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.
Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health.
In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
Life is half spent before we know what it is.
Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, a box where sweets compacted lie.
The book of books, the storehouse and magazine of life and comfort, the holy Scriptures.
Teach me, my God and King, In all things Thee to see, And what I do in any thing To do it as for Thee.
Calmness is great advantage; he that lets Another chafe, may warm him at his fire.
When a dog is drowning, everyone offers him a drink.