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Thomas Fuller quotes (111)

A book that is shut is but a block.
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A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time.
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A drinker has a hole under his nose that all his money runs into.
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A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!
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A fox should not be on the jury at a goose's trial.
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A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
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A good friend is my nearest relation.
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A good garden may have some weeds.
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A good horse should be seldom spurred.
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A lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings.
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A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery.
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A man in passion rides a horse that runs away with him.
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A man is not good or bad for one action.
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A man's best fortune, or his worst, is his wife.
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A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
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A woman, a dog and a walnut tree, the more you beat them, the better they be.
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Abused patience turns to fury.
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All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer.
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All doors open to courtesy.
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All things are difficult before they are easy.
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An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.
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An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.
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Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.
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Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune.
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Bad excuses are worse than none.
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Be the business never so painful, you may have it done for money.
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Better a tooth out than always aching.
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Better be alone than in bad company.
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Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.
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Better one's House be too little one day than too big all the Year after.
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Care and diligence bring luck.
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Change of weather is the discourse of fools.
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Charity begins at home, but should not end there.
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Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye.
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Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.
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Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.
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Cruelty is a tyrant that's always attended with fear.
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Despair gives courage to a coward.
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Don't let your will roar when your power only whispers.
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Eaten bread is forgotten.
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Every horse thinks its own pack heaviest.
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Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last art, but fame relates all, and often more than all.
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First get an absolute conquest over thyself, and then thou wilt easily govern thy wife.
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Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get em, get em right, or they will get you wrong.
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Great hopes make great men.
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Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at, and humbled for his sins.
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He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.
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He is not poor that hath not much, but he that craves much.
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He is poor indeed that can promise nothing.
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He knows little, who will tell his wife all he knows.
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He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
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He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil.
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He that has a great nose, thinks everybody is speaking of it.
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He that has one eye is a prince among those that have none.
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He that hopes no good fears no ill.
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He that travels much knows much.
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He's my friend that speaks well of me behind my back.
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Health is not valued till sickness comes.
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If an ass goes travelling he will not come home a horse.
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If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
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If thou art a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf.
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If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
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If you have one true friend you have more than your share.
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If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter.
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In fair weather prepare for foul.
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It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
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It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame.
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Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.
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Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.
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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 the face can smile while the other is pinched.
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