God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.
Rivers and the inhabitants of the watery elements are made for wise men to contemplate and for fools to pass by without consideration.
If you can't be content with what you have received, be thankful for what you have escaped.
No life is so happy and so pleasant as the life of the well-govern'd angler.
Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned.
God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling.
O, sir, doubt not that Angling is an art; is it not an art to deceive a trout with an artificial fly?
I am, Sir, a brother of the angle.
Angling may be saidtobe so likemathematics, that itcan never be fully learnt.
Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God and value it next to conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing money can't buy.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.
You cannot lose what you never had.
I have laid aside business, and gone a'fishing.
Blessings upon all that hate contention, and love quietnesse, and vertue, and Angling.
I love any discourse of rivers, and fish and fishing.
The will of man is by his reason swayed.
Doubt not but angling will prove to be so pleasant that it will prove to be, like virtue, a reward to itself.
The Waters are Nature's storehouse in which she locks up her wonders..
Let me tell you that every misery I miss is a new blessing.
Angling is somewhat like poetry, men are to be born so...
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.
Affliction is a divine diet which though it be not pleasing to mankind, yet almighty God hath often imposed it as a good, thought bitter, physic, to those children whose souls are dearest to him.
A companion that feasts the company with and mirth, and leaves out the sin which is usually mixed with them, he is the man; and let me tell you, good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.
As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler.
[Be grateful for the simple things in life. Don't take them for granted. After all...] What would a blind man give to see the pleasant rivers and meadows and flowers and fountains; and this and many other like blessings we enjoy daily.
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