"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."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Francis Quarles on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Francis Quarles on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Francis Quarles on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Francis Quarles on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Francis Quarles on Ernest Hemingway
"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."
"Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor."
"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."