Francis Quarles Quotes

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Make philosophy thy journey.
— Francis Quarles
Be wisely worldly, be not worldly wise.
— Francis Quarles
Mercy turns her back to the unmerciful.
— Francis Quarles
All passions are good or bad, according to their objects.
— Francis Quarles
Judge not the play before the play is done: Her plot hath many changes.
— Francis Quarles


That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.
— Francis Quarles
God looks not to the quantity of the gift, but to the quality of the givers.


As there is no worldly gain without some loss, so there is no worldly loss without some gain.


Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
— Francis Quarles
The World's a mazy Labyrinth;
Man's lost without a Guide;
For if he vainly trust his Strength,
To Ruin he's decoy'd.

the world

Be neither too early in the fashion, nor too long out of it, nor too precisely in it...where the eye is the jury, thy apparel is the evidence.