Quotations by Robert Herrick

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Born: Sunday, December 31, 1899


Attempt the end, and never stand to doubt. Nothing's so hard but search will find it out.
- Robert Herrick
(Keywords: Doubt, End, Nothing, Will)

Bid me to love, and I will give a loving heart to thee.
- Robert Herrick
(Keywords: Love, Heart, Will)

Conquer we shall, but, we must first contend! It's not the fight that crowns us, but the end.
- Robert Herrick
(Keywords: End, Fight, First)

Each must in virtue strive for to excel; That man lives twice that lives the first life well.
- Robert Herrick
(Keywords: Life, Virtue, First, Man)

Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score; Then to that twenty, add a hundred more: A thousand to that hundred: so kiss on, To make that thousand up a million. Treble that million, and when that is done, Let's kiss afresh, as when we first begun.
- Robert Herrick
(Keywords: Kiss, First)

He loves his bonds who, when the first are broke, Submits his neck into a second yoke.
- Robert Herrick
(Keywords: First)

In things a moderation keep; Kings ought to shear, not skin, their sheep.
- Robert Herrick
(Keywords: Kings, Moderation, Sheep, Skin)

It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish.
- Robert Herrick
(Keywords: Happiness, Energy, Interest, Man, Open, Pursuit, Wit)

Know when to speak - for many times it brings danger, to give the best advice to kings.
- Robert Herrick
(Keywords: Advice, Danger, Kings)

Tears are the noble language of the eye.
- Robert Herrick
(Keywords: Eye, Language, Tears)

The body is the soul's poor house or home, whose ribs the laths are and whose flesh the loam.
- Robert Herrick
(Keywords: Home, Soul, Body, Poor)

The person lives twice who lives the first life well.
- Robert Herrick
(Keywords: Life, First)

Thus times do shift, each thing his turn does hold; New things succeed, as former things grow old.
- Robert Herrick
(Keywords: Old, Succeed)

What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve: The sure, sweet cement, glue, and lime of love.
- Robert Herrick
(Keywords: Love, Kiss)

Who covets more is evermore a slave.
- Robert Herrick







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