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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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George Herbert. (1593–1633) (continued)
    No sooner is a temple built to God, but the Devil builds a chapel hard by. 1
          Jacula Prudentum.
    God’s mill grinds slow, but sure. 2
          Jacula Prudentum.
    The offender never pardons. 3
          Jacula Prudentum.
    It is a poor sport that is not worth the candle.
          Jacula Prudentum.
    To a close-shorn sheep God gives wind by measure. 4
          Jacula Prudentum.
    The lion is not so fierce as they paint him. 5
          Jacula Prudentum.
    Help thyself, and God will help thee. 6
          Jacula Prudentum.
    Words are women, deeds are men. 7
          Jacula Prudentum.
    The mouse that hath but one hole is quickly taken. 8
          Jacula Prudentum.
    A dwarf on a giant’s shoulders sees farther of the two. 9
          Jacula Prudentum.
Izaak Walton. (1593–1683)
    Of which, if thou be a severe, sour-complexioned man, then I here disallow thee to be a competent judge.
          The Complete Angler. Author’s Preface.
    Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learnt.
          The Complete Angler. Author’s Preface.
    As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler.
          The Complete Angler. Author’s Preface.
Note 1.
See Burton, Quotation 80. [back]
Note 2.
Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small.—Friedrich Von Logau (1614–1655): Retribution (translation). [back]
Note 3.
They ne’er pardon who have done the wrong.—John Dryden: The Conquest of Grenada. [back]
Note 4.
God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.—Laurence Sterne: Sentimental Journey. [back]
Note 5.
The lion is not so fierce as painted.—Thomas Fuller: Expecting Preferment. [back]
Note 6.
God helps those who help themselves.—Sidney. Discourses on Government, sect. xxiii. Benjamin Franklin: Poor Richard’s Almanac. [back]
Note 7.
Words are men’s daughters, but God’s sons are things.—Dr. Madden: Boulter’s Monument (supposed to have been inserted by Dr. Johnson, 1745). [back]
Note 8.
See Chaucer, Quotation 30. [back]
Note 9.
See Burton, Quotation 5. [back]