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Francis Quarles —
born on May 08, 1592,
died on September 08, 1644
Francis Quarles was an English poet most famous for his Emblem book aptly entitled Emblems... (wikipedia)
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.
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. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail.
That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.
Put off thy cares with thy clothes; so shall thy rest strengthen thy labor, and so thy labor sweeten thy rest.
The average person's ear weighs what you are, not what you were.