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 :: 1592-1644, British Poet

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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 - [Hatred]

 

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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 - [Contentment]

 

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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 - [Anger]

 

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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 - [Worry]

 

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Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor.
~ Francis Quarles - [Flattery]

 

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Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.
~ Francis Quarles - [Fortune]

 

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He that hath promised pardon on our repentance hat not promised life till we repent.
~ Francis Quarles - [Repentance]

 

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Heaven finds an ear when sinners find a tongue.
~ Francis Quarles - [Heaven]

 

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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 - [Humility]

 

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Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.
~ Francis Quarles - [Danger]

 

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Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation. and honor the reward of action.
~ Francis Quarles - [Thoughts and Thinking]

 

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Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
~ Francis Quarles - [Resolution]

 

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No cross no crown.
~ Francis Quarles - [Victory]

 

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Put off thy cares with thy clothes; so shall thy rest strengthen thy labor, and so thy labor sweeten thy rest.
~ Francis Quarles - [Rest]

 

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Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word ''satiety.''
~ Francis Quarles - [Enjoyment]

 

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That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.
~ Francis Quarles - [Friends and Friendship]

 

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The act is unjustifiable that either begs for a blessing, or, having succeeded gives no thanksgiving.
~ Francis Quarles - [Action]

 

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The average person's ear weighs what you are, not what you were.
~ Francis Quarles - [Reputation]

 

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The road to perseverance lies by doubt.
~ Francis Quarles - [Doubt]

 

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Wickedness is its own punishment.
~ Francis Quarles - [Evil]

 

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