Quotes by Izaak Walton

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Izaak Walton (August 9, 1593 - December 15, 1683) was an English writer, author of The Compleat Angler.

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God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.

Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God and value it next to a good conscience; for health is the second blessing that money cannot buy; therefore value it, and be thankful for it.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.
We may say of angling, as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did; and so, if I might be judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling.
Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned.
The person that loses their conscience has nothing left worth keeping.
Words are men's daughters, but God's sons are things.
How doth the earth bring forth herbs, flowers, and fruits, both for physick and the pleasure of mankind? and above all, to me at least, the fruitful Vine, of which when I drink moderately, it clears my brain, chears my heart, and sharpens my wit.
Let us not repine, or so much as think the gifts of God unequally dealt, if we see another abound with riches, when as God knows, the cares that are the keys that keep those riches hang often so heavily at the rich mans girdle, that they clog him with weary days and restless nights, even when others sleep quietly. We see but the outside of the rich mans happiness: few consider him to be like the Silk-worm, that, when she seems to play, is at the very same time spinning her own bowels, and consuming her self. And this many rich men do; loading themselves with the corroding cares, to keep what they have (probably) unconscionably got.

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