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George Herbert

Dátum narodenia: 3. apríl 1593
Dátum úmrtia: 1. marec 1633

George Herbert bol anglický básnik a kňaz.


„Od búrok majú duby hlbšie korene.“

„The best mirror is an old friend.“


„Living well is the best revenge.“

„Woe be to him that reads but one book.“

„Storms make oaks take deeper root.“

„Life is half spent before we know what it is.“

„The shortest answer is doing.“

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


„A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.“

„Every mile is two in winter“

„He begins to die, that quits his desires.“

„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?“
The Temple: The Poetry of George Herbert


„Be calm in arguing: for fierceness makes
Error a fault, and truth discourtesy.“
The Temple: The Poetry of George Herbert

„Love and a cough cannot be hid.“

„Wouldst thou both eat thy cake and have it?“ The Complete English Works

„Every path hath a puddle.“

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