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    English clergyman & historian

    Quotes by Thomas Fuller

    • A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
    • An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.
    • Anger is one of the sinners of the soul.
    • Be a friend to thyself, and others will be so too.
    • Be not extravagantly high in expression of thy commendations of men thou likest, it may make the hearer's stomach rise.
    • Enquire not what boils in another's pot.
    • If it were not for hope, the heart would break.
    • If thou are a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf.
    • If we are bound to forgive an enemy, we are not bound to trust him.
    • It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
    • Judge of thine improvement, not by what thou speakest or writest, but by the firmness of thy mind, and the government of thy passions and affections.
    • Learning makes a man fit company for himself.
    • Many would be cowards if they had courage enough.
    • Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.
    • Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.
    • The great end of life is not knowledge, but action.
    • Trust thyself only, and another shall not betray thee.
    • Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof.
      'The Holy State and the Profane State,' 1642
    • He that is busy is tempted by but one devil; he that is idle, by a legion.
      Gnomologia, 1732
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