Thomas Fuller Quotes


Bad excuses are worse than none

Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.

A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery.

'Tis not every question that deserves an answer.

Cruelty is a tyrant that's always attended with fear.

An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.

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.

A man is not good or bad for one action.

With devotion's visage and pious action we do sugar o'er the devil himself.

Better a tooth out than always aching.

Contentment consist not in adding more fuel but in taking away some fire.

Absence sharpens love presence strengthens it.

Better be alone than in bad company.

He that has one eye is a prince among those that have none.

La amistad del mezquino es más peligrosa que su odio.

Many would be cowards if they had courage enough.

Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye.

There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart.

First get an absolute conquest over thyself and then thou wilt easily govern thy wife.

Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.

A drinker has a hole under his nose that all his money runs into.

One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.

All things are difficult before they were easy

All things are difficult before they are easy.

Better one's House be too little one day than too big all the Year after.

If thou art a master be sometimes blind; if a servant sometimes deaf.

A book that is shut is but a block.

Though bachelors be the strongest stakes married men are the best binders in the hedge of the commonwealth.

Tis better to suffer wrong than do it.

Travel makes a wise man better and a fool worse.

A man's best fortune or his worst is his wife.

He that plants trees loves others besides himself.

Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune.

The devil lies brooding in the miser's chest.

Be the business never so painful you may have it done for money.

Care and diligence bring luck.

Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.

If it were not for hopes the heart would break.

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.

Eaten bread is forgotten.

He's my friend that speaks well of me behind my back.

The patient is not likely to recover who makes the doctor his heir.

Abused patience turns to fury.

All commend patience but none can endure to suffer.

Pride perceiving humility honorable often borrows her cloak.

A man in passion rides a horse that runs away with him.

A good friend is my nearest relation.

A wise man turns chance into good fortune.

We are born crying live complaining and die disappointed.

Great hopes make great men.

Good clothes open all doors.

Thou ought to be nice even to superstition in keeping thy promises and therefore equally cautious in making them.

Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.

There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.

A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time.

Light God's eldest daughter is a principal beauty in a building.

Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at and humbled for his sins.

Charity begins at home but should not end there.

Birth is the beginning of death

Scalded cats fear even cold water.

Change of weather is the discourse of fools.

Vows made in storms are forgotten in calm.

If you command wisely you'll be obeyed cheerfully.

An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.

Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.

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.

One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.

Compliments cost nothing yet many pay dear for them.

Try to be happy in this present moment and put not off being so to a time to come--as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.

A gift with a kind countenance is a double present.

All doors open to courtesy.

Despair gives courage to a coward.

He is not poor that hath not much but he that craves much.

Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.

He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest but he that prevents it is the safest physician.

If you have one true friend you have more than your share.

If you would have a good wife marry one who has been a good daughter.

Friendships multiply joys and divide griefs.

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.

Prayer: the key of the day and the lock of the night.

It is said that the darkest hour of the night comes just before the dawn.

Nothing is easy to the unwilling.

Good is not good where better is expected

Get the facts or the facts will get you. And when you get em get em right or they will get you wrong.

Few are fit to be entrusted with themselves.

The noblest revenge is to forgive

We have all forgot more than we remember.

With foxes we must play the fox.

A fox should not be on the jury at a goose's trial.

Old foxes want no tutors.

In fair weather prepare for foul.

The fool wanders a wise man travels.

A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!

It is the property of fools to be always judging.

A stumble may prevent a fall.

There is a scarcity of friendship but not of friends.

Be a friend to thyself and others will be so too.

He that hopes no good fears no ill.

You gazed at the moon and fell in the gutter.

Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.

Tis skill not strength that governs a ship.

Govern thy life and thy thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one and read the other.

Unschuld ist kein Schutz.

He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it is a saint; that boasteth of it is a devil.

Unseasonable kindness gets no thanks.

A good horse should be seldom spurred.

A good garden may have some weeds.

If an ass goes travelling he will not come home a horse.

Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved.

We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity.

No man can be happy without a friend nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy.

Health is not valued till sickness comes.

Health is just not valued until illness comes.

Every horse thinks its own pack heaviest.

Slight small injuries and they will become none at all.

Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindness.

He that travels much knows much.

The more wit the less courage.

A lie has no leg but a scandal has wings.

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.

He that has a great nose thinks everybody is speaking of it.

Don't let your will roar when your power only whispers.

Today is yesterday's pupil.

The worse the passage the more welcome the port.

Serving one's own passions is the greatest slavery.

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