Thomas Fuller


English Divine, Historian and Author

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The devil himself is good when he is pleased.

Revenge in cold blood is the devil's own act and deed.

Riches enlarge rather than satisfy appetites.

Scalded cats fear even cold water.

Scoff not at the natural defects of any which are not in their power to amend. Oh 't is cruelty to beat a cripple with his own crutches.

Search not a wound too deep lest thou make a new one.

Seeing is believing, but feeling's the truth.

She commandeth her husband, in any equal matter, by constant obeying him.

One that would have the fruit must climb the tree... Great hopes make great men... Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship... All things are difficult before they are easy....

Sin writes histories, goodness is silent.

Out of mind, when out of view.

Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all.

Poor men's reasons are not heard.

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

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

Pride calls me to the window, gluttony to the table, wantonness to the bed, laziness to the chimney-corner; ambition commands me to go upstairs, and covetousness to come down. Vices, I see, are as well contrary to themselves as to virtue. Free me, Lord, from this distracted case; fetch me from being sin's servant to be Thine, whose "service is perfect freedom," for Thou art but one, and ever the same.

Pride perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.

Pride will spit in pride's face.

Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.

Rebellion must be managed with many swords; treason to his prince's person may be with one knife.

Nothing sharpens sight like envy.

Often the cockloft is empty in those whom Nature hath built many stories high.

Old foxes want no tutors.

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

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

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English Divine, Historian and Author