Thomas Fuller

Thomas
Fuller
1608
1661

English Divine, Historian and Author

Author Quotes

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

Never contend with one that is foolish, proud, positive, testy, or with a superior, or a clown, in matter of argument.

No time to break jests when the heartstrings are about to be broken.

Miracles are the swaddling-clothes of infant churches.

Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.

Much matter decocted into few words.

Memory is like a purse, if it be over-full that it cannot shut, all will drop out of it. Take heed of a gluttonous curiosity to feed on many things, lest the greediness of the appetite of thy memory spoil the digestion thereof.

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

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

Many would be cowards if they had courage enough.

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

Memory [is] like a purse,--if it be over-full that it cannot shut, all will drop out of it. Take heed of a gluttonous curiosity to feed on many things, lest the greediness of the appetite of thy memory spoil the digestion thereof.

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?

Love, the itch, and a cough cannot be hid.

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

Many favors which God giveth us ravel out for want of hemming, through our own unthankfulness; for though prayer purchaseth blessings, giving praise doth keep the quiet possession of them.

Many have been the wise speeches of fools, though not so many as the foolish speeches of wise men.

Light (God's eldest daughter!)

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

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

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

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.

It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame.

Let not thy will roar, when thy power can but whisper.

It is much better to have your gold in the hand than in the heart.

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First Name
Thomas
Last Name
Fuller
Birth Date
1608
Death Date
1661
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English Divine, Historian and Author