Thomas Fuller Quotes (229 Quotes)

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

    One that will not plead that cause wherein his tongue must be confuted by his conscience.

    He that flings dirt at another dirtieth himself the most

    He that is busy is tempted by but one devil he that is idle, by a legion.

    To smell to a turf of fresh earth is wholesome for the body no less are thoughts of mortality cordial to the soul.

    A proverb is much matter decocted into a few words.

    He that fears you present, will hate you absent.

    When good people have a falling out, only one of them may be at fault at first but if the strife continues long, usually both become guilty.

    It is the bridle and the spur that make a good horse.

    You cannot repent too soon, because you do not know how soon it may be too late.

    Venture not to the utmost bounds of even lawful pleasures the limits of good and evil join.

    Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.

    The weakest and most timorous are the most revengeful and implacable.

    All fame is dangerous Good, bringeth Envy Bad, Shame.

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

    Lord, often have I thought to myself, I will sin but this one sin more, and then I will repent of it, and of all the rest of my sins together. So foolish was I, and ignorant. As if I should be more able to pay my debts when I owe more or as if I should say, I will wound my friend once again, and then I will lovingly shake hands with him but what if my friend will not shake hands with me.

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

    'Tis not every question that deserves an answer.

    All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer.

    He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.

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

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

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

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

    But our captain counts the image of God nevertheless his image cut in ebony as if done in ivory, and in the blackest Moors he sees the representation of the King of Heaven.

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

    God makes, and apparel shapes but it's money that finishes the man.

    Measure not men by Sundays, without regarding what they do all the week after.

    Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.

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

    Security is the mother of danger and the grandmother of destruction.

    Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.

    Never any weary traveler complained that he came too soon to his journey's end.

    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.

    If you have no enemies, it is a sign fortune has forgot you.

    Judge of thine improvement, not by what thou speakest or writest, but by the firmness of thy mind, and the government of thy passions and affections.

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

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

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