Thomas Fuller Quotes
Most popular Thomas Fuller Quotes
Truth fears no trial.
Eaten bread is forgotten.
Error is always in Haste.
From saving comes having.
Debt is the worst poverty.
All doors open to courtesy.
Labor overcometh all things.
Give as thou wouldest receive.
Care and diligence bring luck.
A man surprised is half beaten.
Soft words make hard arguments.
The rich never want for kindred.
He who travels much, knows much.
A man is rich that is satisfied.
Time and words can't be recalled.
Good words cost no more than bad.
Nothing sharpens sight like envy.
The more laws the more offenders.
Willful waste brings woeful want.
A good example is the best sermon.
Necessity dispenseth with decorum.
A book that is shut is but a block.
Manners and Money make a Gentleman.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
Associate with men of good judgment.
Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.
Wisdom rises upon the ruins of folly.
A man of courage never wants weapons.
From fame to infamy is a beaten road.
The last drop makes the cup run over.
A good conscience is the best divinity
A good horse should be seldom spurred.
Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.
Praises from an enemy imply real merit.
Great and good are seldom the same man.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Fish and guests smell at three days old.
Sickness is felt, but health not at all.
Self-preservation is nature's first law.
Lean liberty is better than fat slavery.
Cheat me in the price but not the goods.
We have all forgot more than we remember.
Drown not thyself to save a drowning man.
What a day may bring a day may take away.
Sacrifice not thy heart upon every altar.
Good is not good when better is expected.
Health is not valued till sickness comes.
A good friend is my nearest relationship.
Silence is wisdom, when speaking is folly.
A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
Not possession but use is the only riches.
An old dog can't alter his way of barking.
One that sips of many arts drinks of none.
Law cannot persuade when it cannot punish.
Charity begins, but doth not end, at home.
Nothing costs so much as what is given us.
A man who promises too much means nothing.
Old custom without truth is but old error.
Be silent or speak something worth hearing.
The greater the man, the greater the crime.
Friendships multiply joys and divide grief.
Law cannot persuade where it cannot punish.
Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune.
Seeing is believing, but feelings the truth.
Reputation is commonly measur'd by the Acre.
Riches serve a wise man, but command a fool.
Honey is the best bait to fish for man with.
Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship.
Few there are that will endure a true friend.
Learning makes a man fit company for himself.
Envy shooteth at others and woundeth herself.
Every age confutes old errors and begets new.
'Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship.
Virtue's paths are first rugged, then pleasant.
A guilty conscience never thinketh itself safe.
An evil conscience breaks many a men's neck. .
Praise makes good men better and bad men worse.
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
Vice often rides triumphant in virtue's chariot.
Much would have more, but often meets with less.
Men of business must not break their word twice.
A man's best fortune, or his worst, is his wife.
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
Help me to money and I'll help myself to friends.
A proverb is much matter decocted into few words.
Fame sometimes hath created something of nothing.
If pains be a pleasure to you profit will follow.
Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.
At the gate which suspicion enters, love goes out.
Vice would be frightful if it did not wear a mask.
It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
Be a friend to thyself, and others will be so too.
He is not laughed at that laughs at himself first.
Serving one's own passions is the greatest slavery.
He is not fit for riches who is afraid to use them.
Better break your word than do worse by keeping it.
He that fears not the future may enjoy the present.
One good head is better than a hundred strong hands.
One who returns a good for evil obtains the victory.
Even doubtful accusations leave a stain behind them.
A day to come shows longer than a year's that's gone.
Craft must have clothes, but truth loves to go naked.
A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame.
No man is the worse for knowing the worst of himself.
He is happy that knoweth not himself to be otherwise.
Trust thyself only, and another shall not betray thee.
Never forget what a man says to you while he is angry.
A man may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.
A man is not fit for riches who is afraid to use them.
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
Choose such pleasures as recreate much and cost little.
A wise man may look ridiculous in the company of fools.
There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
Don't let your will roar when your power only whispers.
One who does not fear the future may enjoy the present.
'Tis in vain to speak reason where it will not be heard.
They are my friend who speaks well of me behind my back.
Hope is the only tie which keeps the heart from breaking.
Rich men feel misfortunes that fly over poor men's heads.
That which was bitter to endure may be sweet to remember.
Boldness in business is the first, second, and third thing.
It is a worthier thing to deserve honor than to possess it.
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.
Better a little fire to warm us than a great one to burn us.
Zeal is fit only for wise men, but is found mostly in fools.
Let me gain by you, and no matter whether you love me or not.
Distrust is the mother of safety, but must keep out of sight.
Religion is the best Armor in the World, but the worst Cloak.
Prosperity has damned more Souls than all the Devils together.
Men do not believe that do not live according to their belief.
One that would know what shall be must consider what hath been.
There is not a wise man that cannot play the fool upon occasion.
A man that will not be merciful to his beast is a beast himself.
'Tis not knowing much, but what is useful, that makes a man wise.
Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.
The harvest and vintage come not every day, therefore be provident.
If we are bound to forgive an enemy, we are not bound to trust him.
Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.
To make a trade of laughing at a fool, is the highway to become one.
We shall never have friends, if we expect to find them without fault.
That is the bitterness of a gift, that it deprives us of our liberty.
Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.
He lives long that lives well, and time misspent is not lived, but lost.
That is but a slippery Happiness which Fortune can give and can take away.
When thy hand hath done a good act, ask thy heart whether it was well done.
A man that resolves to deal with none but honest men must leave off dealing.
Contentment consisteth not in heaping more fuel, but in taking away some fire.
Jesting is not unlawful if it trespasseth not in quantity, quality, or reason.
If thou wouldst keep money, save money; If thou wouldst reap money, sow money.
Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl-chain of all virtues.
He is a good time-server that finds out the fittest opportunity of every action.
A man's purse will never be bare, if he knows when to buy, to spend, and to spare.
Wit should be used as a shield for defense rather than as a sword to wound others.
Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.
It is best to live as friends with those in time with whom we would be to all eternity.
Riches are like muck, which stink in a heap, but spread abroad, make the earth fruitful.
He that has no fools, knaves nor beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightning.
He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that prevents it is the safest physician.
That is the best charity which so relieves another man's poverty it still continues his industry.
If you are too fortunate, you will not know yourself. If you are too unfortunate, nobody will know you.
When a judge puts on his robes, he puts off his relations to any, and, like Melchisedech, becomes without pedigree.
Ethics make one's soul mannerly and wise, but logic is the armory of reason, furnished with all offensive and defensive weapons.