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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Francis Quarles
 
  In the commission of evil, fear no man so much as thyself: another is but one witness against thee; thou art a thousand; another thou mayest avoid; thyself thou canst not. Wickedness is its own punishment.
Francis Quarles.    
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  Wouldst thou not be thought a fool in another’s conceit, be not wise in thy own: he that trusts to his own wisdom proclaims his own folly: he is truly wise, and shall appear so, that hath folly enough to be thought not worldly wise, or wisdom enough to see his own folly.
Francis Quarles.    
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  Give not thy tongue too great a liberty, lest it take thee prisoner. A word unspoken is like the sword in the scabbard, thine; if vented, thy sword is in another’s hand. If thou desire to be held wise, be so wise as to hold thy tongue.
Francis Quarles.    
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  Flatter not thyself in thy faith to God, if thou wantest charity for thy neighbour; and think not thou hast charity for thy neighbour, if thou wantest faith to God: where they are not both together, they are both wanting; they are both dead if once divided.
Francis Quarles: Enchir., Cent. II., 11, 1650.    
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  The way to subject all things to thyselfe, is to subject thyselfe to reason: thou shall govern many if reason govern thee: wouldst thou be crowned the monarch of a little world? commend thyselfe.
Francis Quarles: Enchir., ii. 19.    
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  Hath any wronged thee? be bravely revenged; sleight it, and the work’s begun; forgive it, ’tis finisht: he is below himself that is not above an injury.
Francis Quarles: Enchir. ii. 86.    
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