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19 Famous Quotes by Francis Quarles
5/8/1592 - 9/8/1644
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Our God and soldiers we alike adore ev'n at the brink of danger; not before: After deliverance, both alike requited, Our God's forgotten, and our soldiers slighted

Soldiers Quotes, by Francis Quarles

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Is not this lily pure? What fuller can procure A white so perfect, spotless clear As in this flower doth appear?

Lilies Quotes, by Francis Quarles , Source: The School of the Heart--Ode XXX (st. 4)

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

Luxury Quotes, by Francis Quarles , Source: Emblems (bk. I, Hugo)

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The next way home's the farthest way about.

Proverbs Quotes, by Francis Quarles , Source: Emblems (bk. IV, em. 2, ep. 2)

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A laugh, if purchased at the expense of propriety, costs too much.

Proverbs Quotes, by Francis Quarles , Source: Emblems (bk. IV, em. 2, ep. 2)

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He who speaks evil only differs from his who does evil in that he lacks opportunity.

Proverbs Quotes, by Francis Quarles , Source: Emblems (bk. IV, em. 2, ep. 2)

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That which prematurely arrives at perfection soon perishes.

Proverbs Quotes, by Francis Quarles , Source: Emblems (bk. IV, em. 2, ep. 2)

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While we are making up our minds as to when we shall begin. the opportunity is lost.

Proverbs Quotes, by Francis Quarles , Source: Emblems (bk. IV, em. 2, ep. 2)

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See, here's a shadow found; the human nature Is made th' umbrella to the Deity, To catch the sunbeams of thy just Creator; Beneath this covert thou may'st safely lie.

Umbrellas Quotes, by Francis Quarles , Source: Emblems, bk. IV, 14

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What treasures here do Mammon's sons behold! Yet know that all that which glitters is not gold.

Mammon Quotes, by Francis Quarles , Source: Emblems (bk. II, emblem V)

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Physicians, of all men, are most happy: whatever good success soever they have, the world proclaimeth and what faults they commit, the earth covereth.

Medicine Quotes, by Francis Quarles , Source: Hieroglyphics of the Life of Man

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The sufficiency of merit is to know that my merit is not sufficient.

Merit Quotes, by Francis Quarles , Source: Emblems (bk. II, em. 1)

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Our God and soldier we alike adore, When at the brink of ruin, not before; After deliverance both alike requited, Our God forgotten, and our soldiers slighted.

Forgetfulness Quotes, by Francis Quarles , Source: Epigram

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'Tis vain to flee; till gentle Mercy show Her better eye, the farther off we go, The swing of Justice deals the mightier blow.

Mercy Quotes, by Francis Quarles , Source: Emblems (bk. III, emblem XVI)

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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.

Worry Quotes, by Francis Quarles

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The road to perseverance lies by doubt.

Doubt Quotes, by Francis Quarles

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Feast of Luke the Evangelist He is my Altar, I His holy place; I am His guest, and He my living food; I'm His by penitence, He is mine by grace; I'm His by purchase, He is mine by blood; He's my supporting elm, and I His vine: Thus I my Best-beloved's am; thus He is mine.

Christianity Quotes, by Francis Quarles

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

Enjoyment Quotes, by Francis Quarles

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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.

Rest Quotes, by Francis Quarles

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