Robert Herrick

Robert Herrick
Robert Herrick
  • Born: August 24, 1591
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Poet









Robert Herrick was a 17th-century English lyric poet and cleric. He is best known for Hesperides, a book of poems. This includes the carpe diem poem "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time", with the first line "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may".

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A spark neglected makes a mighty fire. Management & Managing Government
'Twixt kings and tyrants there's this difference known: Kings seek their subjects' good, tyrants their own. Freedom & Liberty
Attempt the end, and never stand to doubt. Nothing's so hard but search will find it out.
Bid me to love, and I will give a loving heart to thee. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Romantic
Conquer we shall, but, we must first contend! It's not the fight that crowns us, but the end.
Each must in virtue strive for to excel; That man lives twice that lives the first life well. Life
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.
He loves his bonds who, when the first are broke, Submits his neck into a second yoke.
In things a moderation keep; Kings ought to shear, not skin, their sheep.
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. Happiness & Unhappiness
Know when to speak - for many times it brings danger, to give the best advice to kings.
Tears are the noble language of the eye.
The body is the soul's poor house or home, whose ribs the laths are and whose flesh the loam.
The person lives twice who lives the first life well. Life
Thus times do shift, each thing his turn does hold; New things succeed, as former things grow old.
What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve: The sure, sweet cement, glue, and lime of love. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Romantic
Who covets more is evermore a slave. Money, Coins & Minting

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