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Thomas Fuller quotes (46)

A man is not good or bad for one action.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Action

If you have knowledge let others light their candles At it.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Knowledge

He that would have fruit must climb the tree.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Climb

He that fears you present will hate you absent.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Hate

Tis skill not strength that governs a ship. Thomas Fuller M.D.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Strength

What a day may bring a day may take away.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Day

He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Danger

Suspicion may be no fault but showing it may be a great one.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Suspicion

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Adversity

If you have no enemies it is a sign fortune has forgot you.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Endure

Choose a wife by your ear than your eye.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Marriage

Let not thy Will roar when thy Power can but whisper.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Power

The lion is not so fierce as painted.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Animals

Birth is the beginning of death.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Birth

If an ass goes traveling he will not come home a horse.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Ass

He knows little who will tell his wife all he knows.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Debate

He is happy that knoweth not himself to be otherwise
Thomas Fuller   Category: Happiness

A good garden may have some weeds.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Garden

Drawing near her death she sent most pious thoughts as harbingers to heaven; and her soul saw a glimpse of happiness through the chinks of her sickness-broken body.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Heaven

Absence sharpens love presence strengthens it.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Absent

He is poor indeed that can promise nothing.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Potential

A woman a dog and a walnut tree the more you beat them the better they be.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Beauty

Fools' names like fools' faces Are often seen in public places.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Name

We have all forgot more than we remember.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Poetry

All things are difficult before they are easy.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Example

A book that is shut is but a block.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Book

A fox should not be of the jury at a gooses trial.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Justice

The first faults are theirs that commit them; The second theirs that permit them.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Deeds

A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery: but depth in that study brings him about again to our religion.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Religion

Search others for their virtues and thyself for thy vices.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Virtue

He that is busy is tempted by but one devil; he that is idle by a legion.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Idleness

He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it may be a saint; that boasteth of it is a devil.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Sin

Nothing costs so much as what is given us.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Cost

Haste and rashness are storms and tempests breaking and wrecking business; but nimbleness is a full fair wind blowing it with speed to the haven.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Haste

Act nothing in a furious passion. Its putting to sea in a storm.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Passion

Anger is one of the sinews of the Soul; he that wants it hath a maimed mind.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Anger

Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree while the other is in distress try whether one side of his face can smile while the other is pinched.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Classes

The number of malefactors authorizes not the crime.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Crime

If you have one true Friend you have more than your Share comes to.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Friendship

Lavishness is not generosity.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Generation

All doors open to courtesy.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Courtesy

They that worship God merely from fear Would worship the devil too if he appear.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Fear

Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl-chain of all virtues.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Moderation

He does not believe that does not live according to his belief.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Wealth

You cannot repent too soon because you do not know how soon it may be too late.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Kindness

Riches rather enlarge than satisfy appetites.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Unsorted