Francis Quarles Quotes

Francis Quarles Quotes: Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not gives advantage to the danger; it is less folly not to endeavor the prevention of the evil thou fearest than to fear the evil which thy endeavor cannot prevent.
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Francis Quarles Quote: For trash and toys, And grief-engend'ring joys, What torment seems too sharp for flesh and blood; What bitter pills, Compos'd of real ills, Men swallow down to purchase one false good!
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Quotes about Francis Quarles: In all thy actions think God sees thee; and in all His actions labor to see Him; that will make thee fear Him; this will move thee to love Him; the fear of God is the beginning of knowledge, and the knowledge of God is the perfection of love.
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Quote about Francis Quarles: Afflictions clarify the soul;And like hard masters, give more hard directions,Tutoring the non-age of uncurbed affections.
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Francis Quarles Sayings: Pleasures bring effeminacy, and effeminacy foreruns ruin; such conquests, without blood or sweat, sufficiently do revenge themselves upon their intemperate conquerors.
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Francis Quarles Saying: Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
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Sayings about Francis Quarles: Borrow neither money nor time from your neighbor; both are of equal value.
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Saying about Francis Quarles: The way to subject all things to thyself is to subject thyself to reason; thou shalt govern many, if reason govern thee. Wouldst thou be crowned the monarch of a little world? command thyself.
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Francis Quarles Quotes: In giving of thy alms, inquire not so much into the person, as his necessity. God looks not so much upon the merits of him that requires, as into the manner of him that relieves; if the man deserve not, thou hast given it to humanity.
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Francis Quarles Quote: Wouldst thou know the lawfulness of the action which thou desirest to undertake, let thy devotion recommend it to Divine blessing: if it be lawful, thou shalt perceive thy heart encouraged by thy prayer; if unlawful, thou shalt find thy prayer discouraged by thy heart. That action is not warrantable which either blushes to beg a blessing, or, having succeeded, dares not present a thanksgiving.
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Quotes about 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.
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Quote about Francis Quarles: To bear adversity with an equal mind is both the sign and glory of a brave spirit.
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Francis Quarles Sayings: As there is no worldly gain without some loss, so there is no worldly loss without some gain; if thou hast lost thy wealth, thou hast lost some trouble with it; if thou art degraded from thy honor, thou art likewise freed from the stroke of envy; if sickness hath blurred thy beauty, it hath delivered thee from pride. Set the allowance against the loss, and thou shalt find no loss great; he loses little or nothing, that reserves himself.
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Francis Quarles Saying: The strong desires of man's insatiate breast may stand possess'd Of all that earth can give; but earth can give no rest.
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Sayings about Francis Quarles: What money creates, money preserves: if thy wealth decays, thy honor dies; it is but a slippery happiness which fortunes can give, and frowns can take; and not worth the owning which a night's fire can melt, or a rough sea can drown.
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Saying about Francis Quarles: O who would trust this world, or prize what's in it,That gives and takes, and chops and changes, ev'ry minute?
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Francis Quarles Quotes: Charity is a naked child, giving honey to a bee without wings.
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Francis Quarles Quote: Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation; and honor the reward of action.
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