Inspiration and wisdom from divine felines

88 Inspiring Quotes by Thomas Fuller

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).

tall green flowering grasses under blue and white cloudy sky

Pride will spit in pride's face.

--Thomas Fuller

closeup photography of black and brown bird

The worse the passage the more welcome the port.

--Thomas Fuller

brown leaf on asphalt road

Better be alone than in bad company.

--Thomas Fuller

Arizona landscape donkey

A good friend is my nearest relation.

--Thomas Fuller

green trees beside lake during daytime

Great hope makes great men.

--Thomas Fuller

brown trees on brown field during daytime

There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.

--Thomas Fuller

street lamp

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

--Thomas Fuller

forest trees photograph

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

--Thomas Fuller

man kissing the woman wearing blue polka-dot dress

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

--Thomas Fuller

sunset

Charity begins at home, but should not end there.

--Thomas Fuller

shallow focus photography of hand with red paint

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

--Thomas Fuller

elephants on green grass field during daytime

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

--Thomas Fuller

person holding sunflower

The more wit the less courage.

--Thomas Fuller

photo og calm body of water

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

--Thomas Fuller

Longer Version:

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


feet in sand

Today is yesterday's pupil.

--Thomas Fuller

man in white shirt and black pants standing on top of building

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.

--Thomas Fuller

man in white shirt and black pants standing on top of building

One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.

--Thomas Fuller

pavement surrounded with dried leaves

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

--Thomas Fuller

blue rose in close up photography

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

--Thomas Fuller

person's hand holding round silver analog watch with black leather strap

You can't judge a horse by its harness.

--Thomas Fuller

full-bloomed red and white tulip flowers

Health is not valued till sickness comes.

--Thomas Fuller

selective focus photography of grey coin operated telescope

'Tis better to suffer wrong than do it.

--Thomas Fuller

brown pine trees near mountain covered with fog

Care and diligence bring luck.

--Thomas Fuller

woman holding cake looking up

A wise man turns chance into good fortune.

--Thomas Fuller

green leafed trees with fog

Poor men's reasons are not heard.

--Thomas Fuller

Arizona landscape

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

--Thomas Fuller

shallow focus photography of snowflake

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

--Thomas Fuller

red rose in black background

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

closeup photo of violin on brown surface

With foxes, we must play the fox.

--Thomas Fuller

silhouette of mountains during starry night

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

--Thomas Fuller

pink

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

sunset forest

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

--Thomas Fuller

boat on sea far away from island

A fox should not be on the jury at a goose's trial.

--Thomas Fuller

man in blue jacket and blue pants carrying black and red backpack standing on snow covered

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

--Thomas Fuller

person holding brown sand close-up photography

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

--Thomas Fuller

green

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.

--Thomas Fuller

red blue yellow and red paint

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

--Thomas Fuller

silhouette of mountain during sunset

Even doubtful accusations leave a stain behind them.

--Thomas Fuller

two children holding hands while walking in the middle of the fields

Miracles are the swaddling clothes of infant churches.

--Thomas Fuller

bonfire near mountain

'Tis not every question that deserves an answer.

--Thomas Fuller

yellow flower field under clear sky

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

3 women playing soccer on green grass field during daytime

Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.

--Thomas Fuller

yellow flower in green grass field

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

--Thomas Fuller

blue ocean

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

--Thomas Fuller

three people paddling in canoe

Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.

--Thomas Fuller

silhouette photo of aurora borealis

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

--Thomas Fuller

man kissing the woman wearing blue polka-dot dress

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

--Thomas Fuller

black bird flying under white clouds during daytime

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

--Thomas Fuller

rock mountain during starry night

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

--Thomas Fuller

person walking holding brown leather bag

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

sunset forest

He that plants trees loves others beside himself.

--Thomas Fuller

snow covered brown mountain

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

--Thomas Fuller

white flower with black background

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

--Thomas Fuller

closeup photo of violin on brown surface

Unseasonable kindness gets no thanks.

--Thomas Fuller

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

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

--Thomas Fuller

blue wallpaper

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

person holding hands

No garden is without its weeds.

--Thomas Fuller

pink tree

Scalded cats fear even cold water.

--Thomas Fuller

woman in black shirt walking on sidewalk near brown concrete wall partition

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

black mountain under blue sky during night time

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

--Thomas Fuller

woman looking up to the sky while standing on white sand

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

--Thomas Fuller

four person standing beside wall

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

--Thomas Fuller

brown wooden heart shaped figurine

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

--Thomas Fuller

green trees beside lake during daytime

All doors open to courtesy.

--Thomas Fuller

photo of gray elephant on grass

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

--Thomas Fuller

photo of clear sky full of stars

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

--Thomas Fuller

toddler hugging siberian husky

He spits out secrets like hot custard.

--Thomas Fuller

rainbow

Praises from wicked men are reproaches.

--Thomas Fuller

forest near mountain alps

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

--Thomas Fuller

sunset with agave stem

Good is not good, when better is expected.

--Thomas Fuller

autumn leaves on body of water

You gazed at the moon and fell in the gutter.

--Thomas Fuller

silhouette of kneeling man

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

--Thomas Fuller

adult Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog

Drink washes off the daub and discovers the man.

--Thomas Fuller

white ceramic pencil organizer on top of stack of books

Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye.

--Thomas Fuller

two person standing while watching sky

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

--Thomas Fuller

silhouette of mountain under starry night

A man is not good or bad for one action.

--Thomas Fuller

white petaled flower bloom during daytime

A forced kindness deserves no thanks.

--Thomas Fuller

purple and black skies

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

--Thomas Fuller

landscape photography of horizon

Pride perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.

--Thomas Fuller

brown sand beach during daytime

A book that is shut is but a block.

--Thomas Fuller

pink and blue painted wall

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

toddler hugging siberian husky

Nothing is easy to the unwilling.

--Thomas Fuller

brown and black train track in between trees phtoography

A good garden may have some weeds.

--Thomas Fuller

clear liquid on leaf

Change of weather is the discourse of fools.

--Thomas Fuller

shallow focus photography of condenser microphone

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

--Thomas Fuller

lights pattern swirls

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

--Thomas Fuller

white tulip flower in close up photography

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

--Thomas Fuller

We wish you a perfect day!