God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling.
In so doing, use him as though you loved him.
Words are men's daughters, but God's sons are things.
No man can lose what he never had.
God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.
Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
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.
Blessings we enjoy daily, and for the most of them, because they be so common, men forget to pay their praises. But let not us, because it is a sacrifice so pleasing to him who still protects us, and gives us flowers, and showers, and meat, and content.
Let me tell you that every misery I miss is a new blessing.
That which is everybody's business is nobody's business.
I shall stay no longer than to wish him a rainy day to read this... discourse and that if he be an honest angler, the east wind may never blow when he goes a-fishing.
As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler.
Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.
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 we mortals are capable of a blessing that money cannot buy
I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed to look upon one another next morning.
I have laid aside business, and gone a'fishing.
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.
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