Francis Quarles

1592 - 1644

A Quote by Francis Quarles on body, exercise, and soul

If thou wouldst preserve a sound body, use fasting and walking; if a healthful soul, fasting and praying. Walking exercises the body; praying exercises the soul; fasting cleanses both.

Francis Quarles (1592 - 1644)

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A Quote by Francis Quarles on desires, god, heart, humility, love, reason, strength, and virtue

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 (1592 - 1644)

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A Quote by Francis Quarles on commitment, earth, faults, good, happiness, men, success, and world

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

Francis Quarles (1592 - 1644)

Source: Hieroglyphics of the Life of Man

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A Quote by Francis Quarles on heart, prudence, and temper

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

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A Quote by Francis Quarles on gifts, god, and quality

He that gives all, though but little, gives much; because God looks not to the quantity of the gift, but to the quality of the givers.

Francis Quarles (1592 - 1644)

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A Quote by Francis Quarles on action, boldness, fear, fortune, necessity, and resolution

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

Francis Quarles (1592 - 1644)

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A Quote by Francis Quarles on abuse, anger, and patience

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 (1592 - 1644)

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A Quote by Francis Quarles on life

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No man is born unto himself alone; Who lives unto himself, he lives to none.

Francis Quarles (1592 - 1644)

Source: Esther

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A Quote by Francis Quarles on books, friendship, men, profit, and truth

Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself. If thou find anything questionable there, use the commentary of a severe friend, rather than the gloss of a sweet-lipped flatterer; there is more profit in a distasteful truth than in deceitful sweetness.

Francis Quarles (1592 - 1644)

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