Thomas Fuller Quotes

Most popular Thomas Fuller Quotes

Truth fears no trial.
— Thomas Fuller
From saving comes having.
— Thomas Fuller
Eaten bread is forgotten.
— Thomas Fuller
Error is always in Haste.
— Thomas Fuller

error proverbs

Debt is the worst poverty.
— Thomas Fuller

credit

All doors open to courtesy.
— Thomas Fuller

politeness

Labor overcometh all things.
— Thomas Fuller
Care and diligence bring luck.

luck

Give as thou wouldest receive.

golden rules

Soft words make hard arguments.
— Thomas Fuller

arguments

A man surprised is half beaten.
— Thomas Fuller

competition

He who travels much, knows much.
— Thomas Fuller
A man is rich that is satisfied.
— Thomas Fuller
The rich never want for kindred.
— Thomas Fuller

proverbs wealth

Willful waste brings woeful want.
Nothing sharpens sight like envy.
— Thomas Fuller

envy

Good words cost no more than bad.
— Thomas Fuller

kindness

Time and words can't be recalled.
— Thomas Fuller
The more laws the more offenders.
— Thomas Fuller

law

Necessity dispenseth with decorum.
— Thomas Fuller
A good example is the best sermon.
— Thomas Fuller

example proverbs

Manners and Money make a Gentleman.
— Thomas Fuller

gentleman proverbs

A book that is shut is but a block.
— Thomas Fuller

reading

A friend to all is a friend to none.
— Thomas Fuller

friendship

Associate with men of good judgment.
— Thomas Fuller
Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.
— Thomas Fuller

misfortune proverbs

Wisdom rises upon the ruins of folly.
— Thomas Fuller
From fame to infamy is a beaten road.
— Thomas Fuller

proverbs

The last drop makes the cup run over.
— Thomas Fuller
A man of courage never wants weapons.
— Thomas Fuller
A good conscience is the best divinity
— Thomas Fuller
A good horse should be seldom spurred.
— Thomas Fuller
Praises from an enemy imply real merit.
— Thomas Fuller

enemies merit praise proverbs

Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.

anger

Great and good are seldom the same man.
— Thomas Fuller
Self-preservation is nature's first law.
— Thomas Fuller

self-interest

Sickness is felt, but health not at all.
— Thomas Fuller

health illness proverbs

Lean liberty is better than fat slavery.
— Thomas Fuller
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

admiration

Fish and guests smell at three days old.
— Thomas Fuller

guests proverbs

Cheat me in the price but not the goods.
— Thomas Fuller
Health is not valued till sickness comes.
— Thomas Fuller

health

Sacrifice not thy heart upon every altar.
— Thomas Fuller
We have all forgot more than we remember.
— Thomas Fuller
What a day may bring a day may take away.
— Thomas Fuller
Good is not good when better is expected.
— Thomas Fuller

quality

Drown not thyself to save a drowning man.
— Thomas Fuller
A good friend is my nearest relationship.
— Thomas Fuller
A man who promises too much means nothing.
— Thomas Fuller
A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
— Thomas Fuller

fortune wisdom

Nothing costs so much as what is given us.
— Thomas Fuller
Old custom without truth is but old error.
— Thomas Fuller
Silence is wisdom, when speaking is folly.
— Thomas Fuller
One that sips of many arts drinks of none.
— Thomas Fuller
Charity begins, but doth not end, at home.

charity

Not possession but use is the only riches.
— Thomas Fuller
An old dog can't alter his way of barking.
— Thomas Fuller
Law cannot persuade when it cannot punish.
— Thomas Fuller

law

Be silent or speak something worth hearing.
— Thomas Fuller

silence

Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune.
— Thomas Fuller

addiction drinking

The greater the man, the greater the crime.
— Thomas Fuller

greatness

Law cannot persuade where it cannot punish.
— Thomas Fuller
Friendships multiply joys and divide grief.
— Thomas Fuller

friendship

Seeing is believing, but feelings the truth.
— Thomas Fuller
Riches serve a wise man, but command a fool.
— Thomas Fuller
Reputation is commonly measur'd by the Acre.
— Thomas Fuller

proverbs reputation

Honey is the best bait to fish for man with.
— Thomas Fuller

money

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
— Thomas Fuller

proverbs zeal

Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship.
— Thomas Fuller

leadership

Few there are that will endure a true friend.
— Thomas Fuller
Learning makes a man fit company for himself.
— Thomas Fuller
Envy shooteth at others and woundeth herself.
— Thomas Fuller

envy proverbs

Every age confutes old errors and begets new.
— Thomas Fuller
'Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship.
— Thomas Fuller
Praise makes good men better and bad men worse.
— Thomas Fuller
An evil conscience breaks many a men's neck.  .
— Thomas Fuller
Virtue's paths are first rugged, then pleasant.
— Thomas Fuller

proverbs virtue

A guilty conscience never thinketh itself safe.
— Thomas Fuller
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
— Thomas Fuller
Much would have more, but often meets with less.
Vice often rides triumphant in virtue's chariot.
— Thomas Fuller

proverbs vice & virtue

Men of business must not break their word twice.
— Thomas Fuller

business

A man's best fortune, or his worst, is his wife.
— Thomas Fuller

men

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
— Thomas Fuller

hope proverbs

A proverb is much matter decocted into few words.

proverbs

If pains be a pleasure to you profit will follow.
— Thomas Fuller
Help me to money and I'll help myself to friends.
— Thomas Fuller
Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.
— Thomas Fuller

public opinion

Fame sometimes hath created something of nothing.
— Thomas Fuller
Be a friend to thyself, and others will be so too.
— Thomas Fuller
Vice would be frightful if it did not wear a mask.
— Thomas Fuller

proverbs vice

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
— Thomas Fuller

peace

At the gate which suspicion enters, love goes out.
— Thomas Fuller

love proverbs suspicion

He is not laughed at that laughs at himself first.
— Thomas Fuller
Better break your word than do worse by keeping it.
— Thomas Fuller
He is not fit for riches who is afraid to use them.
— Thomas Fuller

wealth

He that fears not the future may enjoy the present.
— Thomas Fuller

future

Serving one's own passions is the greatest slavery.
— Thomas Fuller
One good head is better than a hundred strong hands.
— Thomas Fuller

intelligence

One who returns a good for evil obtains the victory.
— Thomas Fuller
Even doubtful accusations leave a stain behind them.
No man is the worse for knowing the worst of himself.
— Thomas Fuller
A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.

gift

Craft must have clothes, but truth loves to go naked.
— Thomas Fuller
A day to come shows longer than a year's that's gone.
— Thomas Fuller
He is happy that knoweth not himself to be otherwise.
— Thomas Fuller

happiness

It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame.
— Thomas Fuller

praise

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
— Thomas Fuller

environment

A man may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.
— Thomas Fuller
Never forget what a man says to you while he is angry.
— Thomas Fuller

anger

A man is not fit for riches who is afraid to use them.
— Thomas Fuller
Trust thyself only, and another shall not betray thee.
— Thomas Fuller
A wise man may look ridiculous in the company of fools.
— Thomas Fuller
There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
— Thomas Fuller
One who does not fear the future may enjoy the present.
— Thomas Fuller
Choose such pleasures as recreate much and cost little.
— Thomas Fuller
Don't let your will roar when your power only whispers.
— Thomas Fuller

ability cynical

They are my friend who speaks well of me behind my back.
— Thomas Fuller
'Tis in vain to speak reason where it will not be heard.
— Thomas Fuller
Hope is the only tie which keeps the heart from breaking.
— Thomas Fuller
Rich men feel misfortunes that fly over poor men's heads.
— Thomas Fuller

misfortune proverbs

That which was bitter to endure may be sweet to remember.
— Thomas Fuller
It is a worthier thing to deserve honor than to possess it.
— Thomas Fuller
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.

knowledge

Zeal is fit only for wise men, but is found mostly in fools.
— Thomas Fuller

foolishness proverbs

Better a little fire to warm us than a great one to burn us.
— Thomas Fuller
Boldness in business is the first, second, and third thing."
— Thomas Fuller
Religion is the best Armor in the World, but the worst Cloak.
— Thomas Fuller

proverbs religion

Distrust is the mother of safety, but must keep out of sight.
— Thomas Fuller
Let me gain by you, and no matter whether you love me or not.
— Thomas Fuller

wealth

Men do not believe that do not live according to their belief.
— Thomas Fuller
Prosperity has damned more Souls than all the Devils together.
— Thomas Fuller

prosperity proverbs

One that would know what shall be must consider what hath been.
— Thomas Fuller
A man that will not be merciful to his beast is a beast himself.
— Thomas Fuller
There is not a wise man that cannot play the fool upon occasion.
— Thomas Fuller
'Tis not knowing much, but what is useful, that makes a man wise.
— Thomas Fuller
Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.

architecture

Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.
— Thomas Fuller

courage

The harvest and vintage come not every day, therefore be provident.
— Thomas Fuller
If we are bound to forgive an enemy, we are not bound to trust him.
— Thomas Fuller

enemies proverbs

Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.

music

To make a trade of laughing at a fool, is the highway to become one.
— Thomas Fuller

Fools

We shall never have friends, if we expect to find them without fault.
— Thomas Fuller
That is the bitterness of a gift, that it deprives us of our liberty.

gift

Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.
— Thomas Fuller
He lives long that lives well, and time misspent is not lived, but lost.
— Thomas Fuller
That is but a slippery Happiness which Fortune can give and can take away.

happiness

When thy hand hath done a good act, ask thy heart whether it was well done.
— Thomas Fuller
A man that resolves to deal with none but honest men must leave off dealing.
— Thomas Fuller
Contentment consisteth not in heaping more fuel, but in taking away some fire.
— Thomas Fuller
Jesting is not unlawful if it trespasseth not in quantity, quality, or reason.
— Thomas Fuller
If thou wouldst keep money, save money; If thou wouldst reap money, sow money.
— Thomas Fuller
Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl-chain of all virtues.
— Thomas Fuller
He is a good time-server that finds out the fittest opportunity of every action.
— Thomas Fuller
A man's purse will never be bare, if he knows when to buy, to spend, and to spare.
— Thomas Fuller
Wit should be used as a shield for defense rather than as a sword to wound others.
— Thomas Fuller
Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.
— Thomas Fuller
It is best to live as friends with those in time with whom we would be to all eternity.
— Thomas Fuller
Riches are like muck, which stink in a heap, but spread abroad, make the earth fruitful.
— Thomas Fuller
He that has no fools, knaves nor beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightning.
— Thomas Fuller

family

He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that prevents it is the safest physician.
— Thomas Fuller
That is the best charity which so relieves another man's poverty it still continues his industry.
— Thomas Fuller
If you are too fortunate, you will not know yourself. If you are too unfortunate, nobody will know you.
— Thomas Fuller
When a judge puts on his robes, he puts off his relations to any, and, like Melchisedech, becomes without pedigree.
— Thomas Fuller

courts

Ethics make one's soul mannerly and wise, but logic is the armory of reason, furnished with all offensive and defensive weapons.