Quotes by Francis Quarles

And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses.
– 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.
– Francis Quarles
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.
– Francis Quarles
Be wisely worldly, but not worldly wise.
– Francis Quarles
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.
– Francis Quarles
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.
– Francis Quarles
Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor.
– Francis Quarles
Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.
– Francis Quarles
He that hath no cross deserves no crown.
– Francis Quarles
He that hath promised pardon on our repentance hat not promised life till we repent.
– Francis Quarles
Heaven finds an ear when sinners find a tongue.
– Francis Quarles
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.
– Francis Quarles
It is the lot of man but once to die.
– Francis Quarles
Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail.
– Francis Quarles
Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation. and honor the reward of action.
– Francis Quarles
My mind's my kingdom.
– Francis Quarles
Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
– Francis Quarles
No cross no crown.
– Francis Quarles
Put off thy cares with thy clothes; so shall thy rest strengthen thy labor, and so thy labor sweeten thy rest.
– Francis Quarles
Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word ''satiety.''
– Francis Quarles