Thomas Fuller


English Divine, Historian and Author

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Learning makes a good man better and an ill man worse.

Learning makes a man fit company for himself.

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.

It is said that the darkest hour of the night comes just before the dawn.

It is so far from being needless pains, that it may bring considerable profit, to carry Charcoals to Newcastle.

It is the property of fools to be always judging.

It is to be feared lest our long quarrels about the manner of His presence cause the matter of His absence, for our want of charity to receive Him.

If your desires be endless, your cares and fears will be so too.

In fair weather prepare for foul.

It is a silly fish that is caught twice with the same bait.

It is a vanity to persuade the world one hath much learning, by getting a great library.

If you are too fortunate, you will not know yourself. If you are too unfortunate, nobody will know you.

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

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

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

If we are bound to forgive an enemy, we are not bound to trust him.

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break. He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything.

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

If thou wouldst please the ladies, thou must endeavor to make them pleased with themselves.

Health is not valued till sickness comes.

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English Divine, Historian and Author