Thomas Fuller


English Divine, Historian and Author

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

Anger is one of the sinners of the soul.

A wise man may look ridiculous in the company of fools.

A wise man turns chance into good fortune.

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.

Abused patience turns to fury.

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer.

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.

A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery; but depth in that study brings him about again to our religion.

A man's best fortune, or his worst, is his wife

A mob is a group of persons with heads but no brains.

A good horse should be seldom spurred.

A hypocrite is in himself both the archer and the mark, in all actions shooting at his own praise or profit.

A lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings.

A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!

A fox should not be of the jury at a goose's trial.

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

A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time.

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

A few books well chosen, and well made use of will be more profitable than a great confused Alexandrian library.

A fool and a wise man are alike both in the starting-place--their birth, and at the post--their death; only they differ in the race of their lives.

A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass.

A book that is shut is but a block.

Zeal without Prudence is Phrenzy.

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English Divine, Historian and Author