Quotes by Francis Quarles

That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.
– Francis Quarles
The average person's ear weighs what you are, not what you were.
– Francis Quarles
The heart is a small thing, but desireth great matters. It is not sufficient for a kite's dinner, yet the whole world is not sufficient for it.
– Francis Quarles
The next way home's the farthest way about.
– Francis Quarles
The road to perseverance lies by doubt.
– Francis Quarles
The sufficiency of merit is to know that my merit is not sufficient.
– Francis Quarles
The sun-observing marigold.
– Francis Quarles
Wickedness is its own punishment.
– Francis Quarles
Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.
– Francis Quarles
Be very circumspect in the choice of thy company. In the society of thine equals thou shalt enjoy more pleasure; in the society of thy superiors thou shalt find more profit. To be the best in the company is the way to grow worse.
– Francis Quarles
Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.
– Francis Quarles