George Herbert Biography

George Herbert, Poet
Occup.Poet
FromUnited Kingdom
BornApril 3, 1593
United Kingdom
DiedMarch 1, 1633
United Kingdom
Aged39 years
George Herbert was an English poet, orator, and Anglican cleric, born in 1593 at Montgomery, in Powys, Wales. He was the fifth child of a rich family members and received a classical education at Westminster Institution, London. After completing his education as well as taking a trip throughout Europe, he was chosen public orator at Cambridge College, where he served from 1619 to 1627.

Herbert's literary job started with a series of Latin rhymes, some of which were published in 1622 under the title, "Silva". He additionally composed a treatise on the art of preaching and also converted numerous religious infiltrate English. In 1624, Herbert abandoned his nonreligious quests as well as became a clergyman, after which he was assigned to the parish of Bemerton, near Salisbury.

Throughout his time as a clergyman, Herbert generated a significant quantity of English verse, which was released posthumously in a volume called "The Holy place". Herbert's verse is identified by its deep religious devotion, metrical ingenuity and also skill, as well as its unique use language and also imagery.

Herbert was a buddy of John Donne, who famously motivated him to seek a spiritual vocation, as well as he was also related to numerous various other noticeable religious numbers of his time, including Nicholas Ferrar and also Francis Bacon. His verse located a broad and passionate target market, including John Milton, who commended him in his epic "Paradise Lost".

Herbert's belief stayed a main function of his life and also work, as well as his verse is loaded with pictures of faith, dedication, as well as love for God. Together with his verse, Herbert's public ministry as a priest drew many followers and admirers, and he was commonly considered as a prototype of Christian virtue.

Unfortunately, Herbert's occupation was cut short when he acquired consumption and passed away in 1633. Nevertheless, his poetry and legacy continue to be celebrated and admired by viewers and scholars worldwide. Herbert's jobs have actually been extensively translated as well as reprinted, as well as his impact on English verse as well as literary works continues to be an enduring testament to his life and also job.

Our collection contains 45 quotes who is written / told by George, under the main topics: Humor - Legal - Men.

Related authors: John Donne (Poet), Francis Bacon (Philosopher), John Milton (Poet), Anne McCaffrey (Author), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete)

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45 Famous quotes by George Herbert

Small: A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread
"A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread"
Small: The eyes have one language everywhere
"The eyes have one language everywhere"
Small: Skill and confidence are an unconquered army
"Skill and confidence are an unconquered army"
Small: The shortest answer is doing
"The shortest answer is doing"
Small: He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30, nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome
"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"
Small: The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller not one
"The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller not one"
Small: One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters
"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters"
Small: Be thrifty, but not covetous
"Be thrifty, but not covetous"
Small: Storms make the oak grow deeper roots
"Storms make the oak grow deeper roots"
Small: A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit
"A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit"
Small: One father is enough to govern one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons one father
"One father is enough to govern one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons one father"
Small: None knows the weight of anothers burden
"None knows the weight of another's burden"
Small: The resolved mind hath no cares
"The resolved mind hath no cares"
Small: Living well is the best revenge
"Living well is the best revenge"
Small: In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge
"In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge"
Small: Good words are worth much, and cost little
"Good words are worth much, and cost little"
Small: Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, when once it is within thee
"Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, when once it is within thee"
Small: Do not wait the time will never be just right. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you
"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"
Small: Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer
"Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer"
Small: Dare to be true. Nothing can need a lie: a fault which needs it most, grows two thereby
"Dare to be true. Nothing can need a lie: a fault which needs it most, grows two thereby"
Small: Better never begin than never make an end
"Better never begin than never make an end"
Small: He that hath lost his credit is dead to the world
"He that hath lost his credit is dead to the world"
Small: He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach
"He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven"
Small: He hath no leisure who useth it not
"He hath no leisure who useth it not"
Small: If a donkey bray at you, dont bray at him
"If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him"
Small: Hell is full of good meanings and wishings
"Hell is full of good meanings and wishings"
Small: He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea
"He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea"
Small: Life is half spent before we know what it is
"Life is half spent before we know what it is"
Small: It is part of a poor spirit to undervalue himself and blush
"It is part of a poor spirit to undervalue himself and blush"
Small: One sword keeps another in the sheath
"One sword keeps another in the sheath"
Small: The offender never pardons
"The offender never pardons"
Small: The mouse that hath but one hole is quickly taken
"The mouse that hath but one hole is quickly taken"
Small: There would be no great men if there were no little ones
"There would be no great men if there were no little ones"
Small: There is great force hidden in a gentle command
"There is great force hidden in a gentle command"
Small: There is an hour wherein a man might be happy all his life, could he find it
"There is an hour wherein a man might be happy all his life, could he find it"
Small: Night is the mother of counsels
"Night is the mother of counsels"
Small: Never was a miser a brave soul
"Never was a miser a brave soul"
Small: Many kiss the hand they wish cut off
"Many kiss the hand they wish cut off"
Small: Love and a cough cannot be hid
"Love and a cough cannot be hid"
Small: The devil divides the world between atheism and superstition
"The devil divides the world between atheism and superstition"
Small: Sometimes the best gain is to lose
"Sometimes the best gain is to lose"
Small: Throw away thy rod, throw away thy wrath O my God, take the gentle path
"Throw away thy rod, throw away thy wrath; O my God, take the gentle path"
Small: Spend not on hopes
"Spend not on hopes"
Small: Be calm in arguing for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy
"Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy"
Small: A man of great memory without learning hath a rock and a spindle and no staff to spin
"A man of great memory without learning hath a rock and a spindle and no staff to spin"