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  • God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling.
    (Izaak Walton)

  • In so doing, use him as though you loved him.
    (Izaak Walton)

  • Words are men's daughters, but God's sons are things.
    (Izaak Walton)

  • No man can lose what he never had.
    (Izaak Walton)

  • God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.
    (Izaak Walton)


  • Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.
    (Izaak Walton)

  • Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
    (Izaak Walton)

  • We may say of angling, as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, 'Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did.'
    (Izaak Walton)

  • 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.
    (Izaak Walton)

  • 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.
    (Izaak Walton)

  • Let me tell you that every misery I miss is a new blessing.
    (Izaak Walton)

  • That which is everybody's business is nobody's business.
    (Izaak Walton)

  • 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.
    (Izaak Walton)

  • As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler.
    (Izaak Walton)

  • Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.
    (Izaak Walton)


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