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Francis Quarles

I wish thee as much pleasure in the reading, as I had in the writing. (Emblems)
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Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word 'satiety.'
Francis Quarles quote

The heart is a small thing, but desireth great matters. It is not sufficient for a kite's dinner, yet the whole world is not sufficient for it.
Francis Quarles quote

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

Wickedness is its own punishment.
Francis Quarles quote

Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains.
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Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation. And honour the reward of action.
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Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favourite of fortune.
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English poet, 1592-1644

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