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Thomas Fuller – 47 Quotes

 

47 Quotes by Thomas Fuller

 

Great hopes make great men.

– Thomas Fuller


Abused patience turns to fury.

– Thomas Fuller


The more wit the less courage.

– Thomas Fuller


In fair weather prepare for foul.

– Thomas Fuller


A good garden may have some weeds.

– Thomas Fuller


Despair gives courage to a coward.

– Thomas Fuller


Scalded cats fear even cold water.

– Thomas Fuller


He that hopes no good fears no ill.

– Thomas Fuller


Better be alone than in bad company.

– Thomas Fuller


Unseasonable kindness gets no thanks.

– Thomas Fuller


Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.

– Thomas Fuller


Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.

– Thomas Fuller


Health is not valued till sickness comes.

– Thomas Fuller


Change of weather is the discourse of fools.

– Thomas Fuller


Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.

– Thomas Fuller


All things are difficult before they are easy.

– Thomas Fuller


‘Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship.

– Thomas Fuller


A man’s best fortune, or his worst, is his wife.

– Thomas Fuller


If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.

– Thomas Fuller


Charity begins at home, but should not end there.

– Thomas Fuller


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

– Thomas Fuller


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

– Thomas Fuller


If you command wisely, you’ll be obeyed cheerfully.

– Thomas Fuller


All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer.

– Thomas Fuller


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

– Thomas Fuller


A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.

– Thomas Fuller


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

– Thomas Fuller


There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends.

– Thomas Fuller


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

– Thomas Fuller


There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.

– Thomas Fuller


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

– Thomas Fuller


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

– Thomas Fuller


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

– Thomas Fuller


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

– Thomas Fuller


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

– Thomas Fuller


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

– Thomas Fuller


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

– Thomas Fuller


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

– Thomas Fuller


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

– Thomas Fuller


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

– Thomas Fuller


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

– Thomas Fuller


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

– Thomas Fuller


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

– Thomas Fuller


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

– Thomas Fuller


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

– Thomas Fuller


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.

– Thomas Fuller


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.

– Thomas Fuller