Quotes by Thomas Fuller

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

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
Good is not good, when better is expected.
There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends.
Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help.
Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.
Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed.
Nothing sharpens sight like envy.
He is not poor that hath not much, but he that craves much.
Thou mayest as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading. Too much overcharges Nature, and turns more into disease than nourishment. 'Tis thought and digestion which makes books serviceable, and give health and vigor to the mind.
Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get em, get em right, or they will get you wrong.
Debt is the worst poverty.
A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
The fool wanders, a wise man travels.
If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter.
Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.
It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.
If you have one true friend you have more than your share.
A good garden may have some weeds.
Charity begins at home, but should not end there.
A drinker has a hole under his nose that all his money runs into.
Craft must have clothes, but truth loves to go naked.
A man in passion rides a horse that runs away with him.
A man is not good or bad for one action.
If your desires be endless, your cares and fears will be so too.
He teaches me to be good that does me good.
Despair gives courage to a coward.
Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.
Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.
He does not believe that does not live according to his belief .
When good people have a falling out, only one of them may be at fault at first; but if the strife continues long, usually both become guilty.
He that has a great nose, thinks everybody is speaking of it.
Choose a wife by your ear than your eye.
Seeing is believing, but feeling's the truth.
Today is yesterday's pupil.
Pride perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.
Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.
A lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings.
A good friend is my nearest relation.
What cannot be altered must be borne, not blamed.
Good clothes open all doors.
An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.
Search not a wound too deep lest thou make a new one.
Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.
A book that is shut is but a block.
The weakest and most timorous are the most revengeful and implacable.
Vows are made in storms and forgotten in calm weather.
Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse
If a man falls once, all will tread upon him.
Deceive not thyself by over-expecting happiness in the married estate. Remember the nightingales which sing only some months in the spring, but commonly are silent when they have hatched their eggs, as if their mirth were turned into care for their young ones.
Memory is like a purse, if it be over-full that it cannot shut, all will drop out of it. Take heed of a gluttonous curiosity to feed on many things, lest the greediness of the appetite of thy memory spoil the digestion thereof.
Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity, and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory, when the defect is in the judgment; and others, by grasping at all, retain nothing.
We have all forgot more than we remember.
God makes, and apparel shapes; but it's money that finishes the man.
A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!
He that has one eye is a prince among those that have none.
Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them.

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