Francis Quarles Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Francis Quarles quotes, Francis Quarles sayings, and Francis Quarles proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble; for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, so it is believed of none but by itself; the voice of humility is God's music, and the silence of humility is God's rhetoric. Humility enforces where neither virtue nor strength can prevail nor reason. Francis Quarles
The fountain of beauty is the heart and every generous thought illustrates the walls of your chamber. Francis Quarles
Lust is an immoderate wantonness of the flesh, a sweet poison, a cruel pestilence; a pernicious poison, which weakeneth the body of man, and effeminateth the strength of the heroic mind. Francis Quarles
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
Let all thy joys be as the month of May, And all thy days be as a marriage day. Francis Quarles
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
Reason can discover things only near,--sees nothing that's above her. Francis Quarles
And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses. Francis Quarles
He that sets not his heart on what he possesses, forsaketh all things, though he keep his possessions. Francis Quarles
Make thy recreation servant to thy business, lest thou become a slave to thy recreation. Francis Quarles
He that has no cross will have no crown. Francis Quarles
Is not this lily pure? What fuller can procure A white so perfect, spotless clear As in this flower doth appear? Francis Quarles
He that gives time to resolve gives leisure to deny, and warning to prepare Francis Quarles
The average person's ear weighs what you are, not what you were Francis Quarles
Make thy recreation servant to thy business, lest thou become a slave to thy recreation. Francis Quarles
Wee spend our mid-day sweat, or mid-night oyle; / Wee tyre the night in thought; the day in toyle. Francis Quarles
Heaven finds an ear when sinners find a tongue. Francis Quarles
Lust is a sharp spur to vice, which always putteth the affections into a false gallop. Francis Quarles