Francis Quarles was an English poet most notable for his emblem book aptly entitled Emblems.
Francis Quarles Quotes
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.
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.
Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.
Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
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.
That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.
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.
Physicians, of all men, are most happy: whatever good success they have, the world proclaimeth and what faults they commit, the earth covereth.
He that gives all, though but little, gives much; because God looks not to the quantity of the gift, but to the quality of the givers.
No man is born unto himself alone; Who lives unto himself, he lives to none.
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