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88 Inspiring Quotes by Thomas Fuller

  • Last updated Jul 27 2021

Welcome to our collection of quotes by Thomas Fuller.

Wikipedia Summary for Thomas Fuller

Thomas Fuller (baptised 19 June 1608 – 16 August 1661) was an English churchman and historian. He is now remembered for his writings, particularly his Worthies of England, published in 1662, after his death. He was a prolific author, and one of the first English writers able to live by his pen (and his many patrons).

green leafed tree with sunlight at daytime

Pride will spit in pride's face.

--Thomas Fuller

rainbow

The worse the passage the more welcome the port.

--Thomas Fuller

red illustration

Better be alone than in bad company.

--Thomas Fuller

black dog face

A good friend is my nearest relation.

--Thomas Fuller

people in the street painting

Great hope makes great men.

--Thomas Fuller

aerial shot of road surrounded by green trees

There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.

--Thomas Fuller

white satellite dish under starry night

If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.

--Thomas Fuller

yellow and green forest during daytime

It is said that the darkest hour of the night comes just before the dawn.

--Thomas Fuller

scenery of aurora

An old goat is never the more reverend for his beard.

--Thomas Fuller

focus photography of chick on gray ground

Charity begins at home, but should not end there.

--Thomas Fuller

white petaled flower

Thou oughtest to be nice, even to Superstition, in keeping thy Promises; and therefore thou shouldst be equally cautious in making them.

--Thomas Fuller

sunset

Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.

--Thomas Fuller

multicolored abstract painting

The more wit the less courage.

--Thomas Fuller


A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell.

--Thomas Fuller

Longer Version:

A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!


Arizona landscape

Today is yesterday's pupil.

--Thomas Fuller

photography of starry sky

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.

--Thomas Fuller

fireplace on fire

One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.

--Thomas Fuller

trees at sunset

We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed.

--Thomas Fuller

None

Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved.

--Thomas Fuller

three people paddling in canoe

You can't judge a horse by its harness.

--Thomas Fuller

green and gray humming bird screenshot

Health is not valued till sickness comes.

--Thomas Fuller

purple flowers

'Tis better to suffer wrong than do it.

--Thomas Fuller

fan of 1 US dollar banknotes and coins on beige surface

Care and diligence bring luck.

--Thomas Fuller

yellow painted wall

A wise man turns chance into good fortune.

--Thomas Fuller

Arizona landscape

Poor men's reasons are not heard.

--Thomas Fuller

clear blue sea under blue sky

He is not poor that hath not much, but he that craves much.

--Thomas Fuller

trees at sunset

That which was bitter to endure may be sweet to remember.

--Thomas Fuller

galaxy

Cheaters must get some credit before they can cozen, and all falsehood, if not founded in some truth, would not be fixed in any belief.

--Thomas Fuller

rocks near shore during nighttime

With foxes, we must play the fox.

--Thomas Fuller

snow covered mountain under blue sky

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

--Thomas Fuller

three books on surface

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.

--Thomas Fuller

couple sitting on the field facing the city

Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all.

--Thomas Fuller


black dragonfly perched on green grass in close up photography during daytime

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.

--Thomas Fuller

green trees

Prayer: the key of the day and the lock of the night.

--Thomas Fuller

person holding yellow petaled flower

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.

--Thomas Fuller

silhouette of mountain during sunset

Be a friend to thyself, and others will be so too.

--Thomas Fuller

green tree under blue sky during night time

Even doubtful accusations leave a stain behind them.

--Thomas Fuller

landscape photography of forest

Miracles are the swaddling clothes of infant churches.

--Thomas Fuller

blue mountains at daytime

'Tis not every question that deserves an answer.

--Thomas Fuller

mountains covered with fog

Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get em, get em right, or they will get you wrong.

--Thomas Fuller

sunset and agave stalk

Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.

--Thomas Fuller

man jumping on hill during golden hour

No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy.

--Thomas Fuller

green trees under blue sky at daytime

Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.

--Thomas Fuller

starry milky way

Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.

--Thomas Fuller

trees on forest with sun rays

Hope is one of the principal springs that keep mankind in motion.

--Thomas Fuller

brown trees on brown field during daytime

He's my friend that speaks well of me behind my back.

--Thomas Fuller

empty concrete road covered surrounded by tall tress with sun rays

A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time.

--Thomas Fuller

man and woman with bone fire sitting on seashore

Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.

--Thomas Fuller

pen on brown board

Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come -- as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.

--Thomas Fuller

scenery of aurora

He that plants trees loves others beside himself.

--Thomas Fuller

woman in white and black stripe long sleeve shirt standing beside brown concrete building during daytime

If your desires be endless, your cares and fears will be so too.

--Thomas Fuller

sunset

He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that prevents it is the safest physician.

--Thomas Fuller

car passing by in between trees

Unseasonable kindness gets no thanks.

--Thomas Fuller

library shelf near black wooden ladder

He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.

--Thomas Fuller

person wearing red running shoe

Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at, and humbled for his sins.

--Thomas Fuller

aerial photography of pine trees

Nothing sharpens sight like envy.

--Thomas Fuller

fawn pug eating food

No garden is without its weeds.

--Thomas Fuller

turned on desk lamp beside pile of books

Scalded cats fear even cold water.

--Thomas Fuller

silhouette of tall trees

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.

--Thomas Fuller

coconut tree near body of water

An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.

--Thomas Fuller

brown rocky mountain under blue sky during daytime

Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help.

--Thomas Fuller

yellow flower field during sunset

He knows little, who will tell his wife all he knows.

--Thomas Fuller

flame illustration

Cruelty is a tyrant that's always attended with fear.

--Thomas Fuller

shallow focus photography of black DSLR camera

All doors open to courtesy.

--Thomas Fuller

blue and white striped textile

If thou art a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf.

--Thomas Fuller

sunset

Gratitude is the least of the virtues, but ingratitude is the worst of vices.

--Thomas Fuller

starry milky way

He spits out secrets like hot custard.

--Thomas Fuller

gray and brown hummingbird perching on yellow petaled flower

Praises from wicked men are reproaches.

--Thomas Fuller

sunset and agave stalk

It's madness the sheep to talk peace with the wolf.

--Thomas Fuller

photo of pine tree

Good is not good, when better is expected.

--Thomas Fuller


silhouette photography of person in gray sailing boat in the middle of body of water

There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart.

--Thomas Fuller

gray hummingbird

Drink washes off the daub and discovers the man.

--Thomas Fuller

girl leaning on wall during daytime

Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye.

--Thomas Fuller

white and yellow flowers during daytime

The patient is not likely to recover who makes the doctor his heir.

--Thomas Fuller

focused photo of a red rose

A man is not good or bad for one action.

--Thomas Fuller

yellow painted wall

A forced kindness deserves no thanks.

--Thomas Fuller

man raising arms between greenfield

We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity.

--Thomas Fuller

person in red shirt walking on brown field under gray sky during daytime

Pride perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.

--Thomas Fuller

green and gray humming bird screenshot

A book that is shut is but a block.

--Thomas Fuller

sunset

It is a shame when the church itself is a cemetery, where the living sleep above the ground, as the dead do beneath.

--Thomas Fuller

multicolored abstract painting

Nothing is easy to the unwilling.

--Thomas Fuller

focused photo of a red rose

A good garden may have some weeds.

--Thomas Fuller

blue flower in close up photography

Change of weather is the discourse of fools.

--Thomas Fuller

brown butterfly perched on flower

If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter.

--Thomas Fuller

full moon during day

First get an absolute conquest over thyself, and then thou wilt easily govern thy wife.

--Thomas Fuller

person standing on top of mountain

Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl-chain of all virtues.

--Thomas Fuller

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