God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling.
More Quotes from Izaak Walton:God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.
Let me tell you that every misery I miss is a new blessing.
We may say of angling, as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, 'Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did.'
He directed that the stone over his grave be inscribed Hic jacet hujus sententiae primus auctor DISPUTANDI PRURITUS ECCLESIARUM SCABIES. Nomen alias quaere Here lies the author of this phrase 'The itch for disputing is the sore of churches.' Seek his name elsewhere.
That which is everybody's business is nobody's business.
The person that loses their conscience has nothing left worth keeping.
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