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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.    
  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.    
  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.    
  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.    
  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.    
  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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