Famous Quotes By Thomas Fuller


  1. A drinker has a hole under his nose that all his money runs into.
  2. A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
  3. A good garden may have some weeds.
  4. A man's best fortune, or his worst, is his wife.
  5. Abused patience turns to fury.
  6. All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer.
  7. All things are difficult before they are easy.
  8. An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.
  9. An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.
  10. Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.
  11. Be the business never so painful, you may have it done for money.
  12. Better be alone than in bad company.
  13. Change of weather is the discourse of fools.
  14. Charity begins at home, but should not end there.
  15. Cruelty is a tyrant that's always attended with fear.
  16. Despair gives courage to a coward.
  17. Don't let your will roar when your power only whispers.
  18. 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.
  19. Great hopes make great men.
  20. Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at, and humbled for his sins.
  21. He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself for every man has need to be forgiven.
  22. He that has a great nose, thinks everybody is speaking of it.
  23. He that hopes no good fears no ill.
  24. Health is not valued till sickness comes.
  25. If an ass goes travelling he will not come home a horse.
  26. If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
  27. If thou art a master, be sometimes blind if a servant, sometimes deaf.
  28. If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
  29. If you have one true friend you have more than your share.
  30. In fair weather prepare for foul.
  31. It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
  32. Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.
  33. 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.
  34. Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
  35. Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.
  36. One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.
  37. Scalded cats fear even cold water.
  38. The more wit the less courage.
  39. There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends.
  40. There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
  41. There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart.
  42. Though bachelors be the strongest stakes, married men are the best binders, in the hedge of the commonwealth.
  43. 'Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship.
  44. Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.
  45. Unseasonable kindness gets no thanks.
  46. Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.
  47. Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.

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