Francis Quarles Quotes

Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation. and honor the reward of action

Francis Quarles

Meditation is the life of the soul; action is the soul of meditation; honor is the reward of action; so meditate, that thou mayst do; so do, that thou mayst purchase honor; for which purchase, give God the glory.

Francis Quarles

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

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

If thy daughter marry well, thou hast found a son; if not, thou hast lost a daughter.

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.

Francis Quarles

Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail.

Francis Quarles

Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.

Francis Quarles

Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation. And honour the reward of action.

Francis Quarles

Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word "satiety."

Francis Quarles

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