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Francis Quarles Quotes

(1592-1644), British Poet

The act is unjustifiable that either begs for a blessing, or, having succeeded gives no thanksgiving.

Category: Action

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.

Category: Anger

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.

Category: Contentment

Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.

Category: Danger

The road to perseverance lies by doubt.

Category: Doubt

Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word ''satiety.''

Category: Enjoyment

Wickedness is its own punishment.

Category: Evil

Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor.

Category: Flattery

Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.

Category: Fortune

That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.

Category: Friends And Friendship

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.

Category: Hatred

Heaven finds an ear when sinners find a tongue.

Category: Heaven

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.

Category: Humility

He that hath promised pardon on our repentance hat not promised life till we repent.

Category: Repentance

The average person's ear weighs what you are, not what you were.

Category: Reputation