Thomas Fuller


English Divine, Historian and Author

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He knows little, who will tell his wife all he knows.

Grant that I may never rack a Scripture simile beyond the true intent thereof, lest, instead of sucking milk, I squeeze blood out of it.

Great and good are seldom the same man.

Great hopes make great men.

Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at, and humbled for, his sins. One may passively be cast down by God's terrors, and yet not willingly throw himself down as he ought at God's footstool.

Haste and rashness are storms and tempests, breaking and wrecking business; but nimbleness is a full, fair wind, blowing it with speed to the heaven.

Govern thy life and thy thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other.

God makes, and apparel shapes; but it's money that finishes the man.

Good clothes open all doors.

Fools grow without watering.

Friendships multiply joys and divide griefs.

get the facts or the facts will get you.

Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get 'em, get 'em right, or they will get you wrong.

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.

Fame sometimes hath created something of nothing.

First get an absolute conquest over thyself, and then thou wilt easily govern thy wife.

Enquire not what boils in another's pot.

Every horse thinks its own pack heaviest.

Do nothing hastily but catching of fleas.

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

Eaten bread is forgotten.

Eaten bread is soon forgotten.

Do not in an instant what an age cannot recompense.

Deceive not thyself by over-expecting happiness in the married estate. Remember the nightingales which sing only some months in the spring, but commonly are silent when they have hatched their eggs, as if their mirth were turned into care for their young ones.

Despair gives courage to a coward.

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English Divine, Historian and Author