41 Total Quotes

Francis Quarles Quotes

Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation. and honor the reward of action.
Francis Quarles
#Action #English Poet

Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word "satiety
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#Heart

And what's a life? - a weary pilgrimage, Whose glory in one day doth fill the stage With childhood, manhood, and decrepit age
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#Childhood

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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#Anger #English Poet

Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
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The way to bliss lies not on beds of down, And he that had no cross deserves no crown
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#Lies And Lying

The average person's ear weighs what you are, not what you were.
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Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail.
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#English Poet #Heart

Obedience to truth known, is the king's highway to that which is still beyond us
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#Obedience

The road to perseverance lies by doubt.
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#English Poet #Doubt

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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#English Poet

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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My mind's my kingdom.
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The world's a book, writ by the eternal art - Of the great author printed in man's heart, 'Tis falsely printed, though divinely penned, And all the errata will appear at the end
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#Books And Reading

Our God and soldiers we alike adore ev'n at the brink of danger; not before: After deliverance, both alike requited, Our God's forgotten, and our soldiers slighted
Francis Quarles
#Belief

Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.
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Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.
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I wish thee as much pleasure in the reading, as I had in the writing.
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Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger
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#Fear

The fountain of beauty is the heart, and every generous thought illustrates the walls of your chamber
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#Heart

No man is born unto himself alone; Who lives unto himself, he lives to none
Francis Quarles
#Men

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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Wickedness is its own punishment.
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It is the lot of man but once to die.
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He that hath no cross deserves no crown.
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No cross no crown.
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