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.
God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling.
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.
O, sir, doubt not that Angling is an art; is it not an art to deceive a trout with an artificial fly?
Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned.
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.
Blessings upon all that hate contention, and love quietnesse, and vertue, and Angling.
Angling is somewhat like poetry, men are to be born so...
Angling may be saidtobe so likemathematics, that itcan never be fully learnt.
The Waters are Nature's storehouse in which she locks up her wonders..
I am, Sir, a brother of the angle.
I have laid aside business, and gone a'fishing.
You cannot lose what you never had.
If all the theories were correct, there wouldn't be a fish left in all of our lakes and rivers and streams.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.
I love any discourse of rivers, and fish and fishing.
Doubt not but angling will prove to be so pleasant that it will prove to be, like virtue, a reward to itself.
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 is an Art... an art worth your learning.
It [angling] deserves commendations;... it is an art worthy the knowledge and practice of a wise man.
[T]is not all fishing to fish.
And for winter fly-fishing it is as useful as an almanac out of date.
Oh, the gallant fisher's life!It is the best of any;'T is full of pleasure, void of strife,And 't is beloved by many.
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