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Born in May 8, 1592 / Died in September 8, 1644 / United Kingdom / English

Quotes by Francis Quarles

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.
Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.
Heaven finds an ear when sinners find a tongue.
Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor.
I wish thee as much pleasure in the reading, as I had in the writing.
Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.
No cross no crown.
Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
Be wisely worldly, but not worldly wise.
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.
Wickedness is its own punishment.
My mind's my kingdom.
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.
And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses.
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.
Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.
Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation; and honor the reward of action.
The heart is a small thing, but desireth great matters. It is not sufficient for a kite's dinner, yet the whole world is not sufficient for it.
It is the lot of man but once to die.
The sufficiency of merit is to know that my merit is not sufficient.
Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word 'satiety.'
He that hath no cross deserves no crown.
Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail.
That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.