Quotes by Francis Quarles

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Francis Quarles (1592 - September 8, 1644), English poet, was born at Romford, and baptized there on May 8 1592.

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Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.
Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation. and honor the reward of action.
The road to perseverance lies by doubt.
Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail.
Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice.
Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor.
He that hath promised pardon on our repentance hat not promised life till we repent.
The average person's ear weighs what you are, not what you were.
Put off thy cares with thy clothes; so shall thy rest strengthen thy labor, and so thy labor sweeten thy rest.
Heaven finds an ear when sinners find a tongue.
That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.
Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.
Wickedness is its own punishment.
Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word satiety.
Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.
Be always displeased at what thou art, if thou desire to attain to what thou art not; for where thou hast pleased thyself, there thou abidest.
The act is unjustifiable that either begs for a blessing, or, having succeeded gives no thanksgiving.
Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.
Fear nothing but what thy industry may prevent; be confident of nothing but what fortune cannot defeat; it is no less folly to fear what is impossible to be avoided than to be secure when there is a possibility to be deprived.
Our God and Souldiers we alike adore,Evn at the Brink of danger; not before:After deliverance, both alike required;Our Gods forgotten, and our Souldiers slighted.

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