Quotes by 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor.
- Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.
- 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.
- 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.
- That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.
- Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.