Thomas Fuller Quotes
Most popular Thomas Fuller Quotes
Truth fears no trial.
From saving comes having.
Eaten bread is forgotten.
Error is always in Haste.
Debt is the worst poverty.
All doors open to courtesy.
Labor overcometh all things.
Care and diligence bring luck.
Give as thou wouldest receive.
Soft words make hard arguments.
A man surprised is half beaten.
He who travels much, knows much.
A man is rich that is satisfied.
The rich never want for kindred.
Willful waste brings woeful want.
Nothing sharpens sight like envy.
Good words cost no more than bad.
Time and words can't be recalled.
The more laws the more offenders.
Necessity dispenseth with decorum.
A good example is the best sermon.
Manners and Money make a Gentleman.
A book that is shut is but a block.
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.
From fame to infamy is a beaten road.
The last drop makes the cup run over.
A man of courage never wants weapons.
A good conscience is the best divinity
A good horse should be seldom spurred.
Praises from an enemy imply real merit.
Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.
Great and good are seldom the same man.
Self-preservation is nature's first law.
Sickness is felt, but health not at all.
Lean liberty is better than fat slavery.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Fish and guests smell at three days old.
Cheat me in the price but not the goods.
Health is not valued till sickness comes.
Sacrifice not thy heart upon every altar.
We have all forgot more than we remember.
What a day may bring a day may take away.
Good is not good when better is expected.
Drown not thyself to save a drowning man.
A good friend is my nearest relationship.
A man who promises too much means nothing.
A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
Nothing costs so much as what is given us.
Old custom without truth is but old error.
Silence is wisdom, when speaking is folly.
One that sips of many arts drinks of none.
Charity begins, but doth not end, at home.
Not possession but use is the only riches.
An old dog can't alter his way of barking.
Law cannot persuade when it cannot punish.
Be silent or speak something worth hearing.
Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune.
The greater the man, the greater the crime.
Law cannot persuade where it cannot punish.
Friendships multiply joys and divide grief.
Seeing is believing, but feelings the truth.
Riches serve a wise man, but command a fool.
Reputation is commonly measur'd by the Acre.
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.
Praise makes good men better and bad men worse.
An evil conscience breaks many a men's neck. .
Virtue's paths are first rugged, then pleasant.
A guilty conscience never thinketh itself safe.
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
Much would have more, but often meets with less.
Vice often rides triumphant in virtue's chariot.
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.
A proverb is much matter decocted into few words.
If pains be a pleasure to you profit will follow.
Help me to money and I'll help myself to friends.
Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.
Fame sometimes hath created something of nothing.
Be a friend to thyself, and others will be so too.
Vice would be frightful if it did not wear a mask.
It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
At the gate which suspicion enters, love goes out.
He is not laughed at that laughs at himself first.
Better break your word than do worse by keeping it.
He is not fit for riches who is afraid to use them.
He that fears not the future may enjoy the present.
Serving one's own passions is the greatest slavery.
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.
No man is the worse for knowing the worst of himself.
A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
Craft must have clothes, but truth loves to go naked.
A day to come shows longer than a year's that's gone.
He is happy that knoweth not himself to be otherwise.
It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame.
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
A man may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.
Never forget what a man says to you while he is angry.
A man is not fit for riches who is afraid to use them.
Trust thyself only, and another shall not betray thee.
A wise man may look ridiculous in the company of fools.
There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
One who does not fear the future may enjoy the present.
Choose such pleasures as recreate much and cost little.
Don't let your will roar when your power only whispers.
They are my friend who speaks well of me behind my back.
'Tis in vain to speak reason where it will not be heard.
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.
It is a worthier thing to deserve honor than to possess it.
Boldness in business is the first, second, and third thing.
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.
Zeal is fit only for wise men, but is found mostly in fools.
Better a little fire to warm us than a great one to burn us.
Religion is the best Armor in the World, but the worst Cloak.
Distrust is the mother of safety, but must keep out of sight.
Let me gain by you, and no matter whether you love me or not.
Men do not believe that do not live according to their belief.
Prosperity has damned more Souls than all the Devils together.
One that would know what shall be must consider what hath been.
A man that will not be merciful to his beast is a beast himself.
There is not a wise man that cannot play the fool upon occasion.
'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.