Francis Quarles

Francis Quarles

British poet

Lived from: 1592-1644

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Francis Quarles

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    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.
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    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.
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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.
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    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.
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    Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor.
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    Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.
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    He that begins to live, begins to die.
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    He that hath promised pardon on our repentance hat not promised life till we repent.
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    Heaven finds an ear when sinners find a tongue.
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    I wish thee as much pleasure in the reading, as I had in the writing.
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    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.
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    Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.
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    Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation. and honor the reward of action.
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    Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
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    No man is born unto himself alone; who lives unto himself, he lives to none.
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