23 Francis Quarles Quotes

  • "Proportion thy charity to the strength of thine estate, lest God in anger proportion thine estate to the weakness of thy charity."

    - Francis Quarles
    Topics: Charity, Selfishness, Weakness


  • "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
    Topics: Charity


  • "That action is not warrantable which either fears to ask the divine blessing on its performance, or having succeeded, does not come with thanksgiving to God for its success."

    - Francis Quarles
    Topics: Thankfulness, Success


  • "He repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses."

    - Francis Quarles
    Topics: Selfishness, Greed


  • "Let the lips of the poor be the trumpet of thy gift, lest in seeking applause, thou lose thy reward."

    - Francis Quarles
    Topics: Charity, Rewards


  • "Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor."

    - Francis Quarles
    Topics: Hypocrisy


  • "Humility enforces where neither virtue nor strength can prevail, nor reason."

    - Francis Quarles
    Topics: Humility


  • "Beware of drunkenness, lest all good men beware of thee. Where drunkenness reigns, there reason is an exile, virtue a stranger, and God an enemy; blasphemy is wit, oaths are rhetoric, and secrets are proclamations."

    - Francis Quarles
    Topics: Drunkenness


  • "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."

    - Francis Quarles
    Topics: Humility, The Heart


  • "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
    Topics: Anger


  • "The voice of humility is God's music, and the silence of humility is God's rhetoric."

    - Francis Quarles
    Topics: Humility, Music


  • "Let the greatest part of the news thou nearest be the least part of what thou believes; lest the greatest part of what thou believes be the least part of what is true. Where lies are easily admitted, the father of lies will not easily be kept out."

    - Francis Quarles
    Topics: Lying


  • "He that hath no cross deserves no crown."

    - Francis Quarles
    Topics: Apathy, The Cross


  • "If thou wouldst be justified, acknowledge thine injustice. He that confesses his sin, begins his journey toward salvation. He that is sorry for it, mends his pace. He that forsakes it, is at his journey's end."

    - Francis Quarles
    Topics: Salvation, Repentance, Justification


  • "The average person's ear weighs what you are, not what you were."

    - Francis Quarles
    Topics: Character



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