Thomas Fuller

Thomas Fuller (1608 - August 16, 1661) was an English churchman and historian

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All things are difficult before they are easy.Rate it:
An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.Rate it:
Care and diligence bring luck.Rate it:
Many would be cowards if they had courage enough.Rate it:
With foxes we must play the fox.Rate it:
Health is not valued till sickness comes.Rate it:
No good workman without good tools.Rate it:
Trust thyself only, and another shall not betray thee.Rate it:
Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.Rate it:
'Tis not every question that deserves an answer.Rate it:
A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.Rate it:
A good friend is my nearest relation.Rate it:
A good garden may have some weeds.Rate it:
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.Rate it:
All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer.Rate it:
An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.Rate it:
Anger is one of the sinners of the soul.Rate it:
Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune.Rate it:
Bad excuses are worse than none.Rate it:
Be a friend to thyself, and others will be so too.Rate it:
Be not extravagantly high in expression of thy commendations of men thou likest, it may make the hearer's stomach rise.Rate it:
Better hazard once than always be in fear.Rate it:
Choose a wife by your ear than your eye.Rate it:
Do as most do, and men will speak well of you.Rate it:
Do nothing hastily but catching of fleas.Rate it:
Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.Rate it:
Enquire not what boils in another's pot.Rate it:
Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get them, get them right, or they will get you wrong.Rate it:
Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at, and humbled for his sins.Rate it:
He does not believe, that does not live according to his belief.Rate it:
He is not laughed at who laughs at himself first.Rate it:
He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil.Rate it:
He that fears your presence will hate you absence.Rate it:
He that has one eye is a prince among those that have none.Rate it:
He that plants trees loves others beside himself.Rate it:
He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea.Rate it:
Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.Rate it:
I can sympathise with people's pains, but not with their pleasures. There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.Rate it:
If it were not for hope, the heart would break.Rate it:
If thou are a master, be sometimes blind if a servant, sometimes deaf.Rate it:
If thou are a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf.Rate it:
If we are bound to forgive an enemy, we are not bound to trust him.Rate it:
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.Rate it:
If you have a true friend, you have more than your share.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof.Rate it:
Learning makes a man fit company for himself.Rate it:
Let him who expects one class of society to prosper into highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side of his face can smile while the other is pinched.Rate it:
Let not thy will roar, when thy power can but whisper.Rate it:
Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.Rate it:
Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity, and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory, when the defect is in the judgment; and others, by grasping at all, retain nothing.Rate it:
Money is the sinew of love as well as war.Rate it:
Never contend with one that is foolish, proud, positive, testy, or with a superior, or a clown, in matter of argument.Rate it:
No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy.Rate it:
No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend until he is unhappy.Rate it:
Old foxes want no tutors.Rate it:
One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.Rate it:
Purchase not friends by gifts when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.Rate it:
Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.Rate it:
Rigid justice is the greatest injustice.Rate it:
Search not a wound too deep lest thou make a new one.Rate it:
The grave is the general meeting place.Rate it:
Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them.Rate it:
Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.Rate it:
Two things a man should never be angry at what he can help, and what he cannot help.Rate it:
Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.Rate it:

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