FridayApr 18, 2014
Thomas Fuller (1608 - August 16, 1661) was an English churchman and historian.
Let not thy Will roar, when thy Power can but whisper.
Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl-chain of all virtues.
Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time And tune.
If the wicked flourished, and thou suffer, be not discouraged; they are fatted for destruction, thou Art dieted for health.
Nature hath appointed twilight as a bridge to pass us out of day into night.
Never any weary traveler complained that he came too soon to his journey's end.
Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last part, but fame relates all, and often more than all.
If you have no enemies, it is a sign fortune has forgot you.
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles At it.
One year of Joy, another of Comfort, the rest of Content, make the married Life happy.
First get an absolute conquest over thyself, and then thou wilt easily govern thy wife.
He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it may be a saint; that boasteth of it is a devil.
Choose such pleasures as recreate much and cost little.
He that fears you present, will hate you absent.
Pride will spit in pride's face.
Contentment consisteth not in adding more fuel, But in taking away some fire.
Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.
When worthy men fall out, only one of them may be faulty first; but if the strife continue long, both commonly Become guilty.
What a day may bring, a day may take away.
Venture not to the utmost bounds of even lawful pleasures; the limits of good and evil join.
Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.
The more wit the less courage.
Suspicion may be no fault, but showing it may be a great one.
Trust not in him that seems a saint.
Search others for their virtues, and thyself for thy vices.
Pride, perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.
It is the bridle and the spur that make a good horse.
Choose a wife by your ear than your eye.
A fox should not be of the jury at a goose's trial.
A good life is the only religion.
Act nothing in a furious passion. It's putting to sea in a storm.
All fame is dangerous: Good, bringeth Envy; Bad, Shame.
He knows little who will tell his wife all he knows.
They that marry ancient people, merely in expectation to bury them, hang themselves in hope that one will come and cut the halter.
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
No cross, no crown.
Anger is one of the sinews of the Soul; he that wants it hath a maimed mind.
A danger foreseen is half avoided.
A book that is shut is but a block.
He that is busy is tempted by but one devil; he that is idle, by a legion.
But our captain counts the image of God nevertheless his image cut in ebony as if done in ivory, and in the blackest Moors he sees the representation of the King of Heaven.
Birth is the beginning of death.
Often the cockloft is empty in those whom Nature hath built many stories high.
A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder.
All doors open to courtesy.
Lord, often have I thought to myself, I will sin but this one sin more, and then I will repent of it, and of all the rest of my sins together. So foolish was I, and ignorant. As if I should be more able to pay my debts when I owe more: or as if I should say, I will wound my friend once again, and then I will lovingly shake hands with him but what if my friend will not shake hands with me?
Drawing near her death, she sent most pious thoughts as harbingers to heaven; and her soul saw a glimpse of happiness through the chinks of her sickness-broken body.
Fame sometimes hath created something of nothing.
The first faults are theirs that commit them; The second theirs that permit them.
The lion is not so fierce as painted.
It is best to live as friends with those in time with whom we would be to all eternity.
There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends.
A good garden may have some weeds.
Believe and live according to belief.
A great man will not trample upon a worm, nor sneak to an emperor.
He is happy that knoweth not himself to be otherwise
Haste and rashness are storms and tempests, breaking and wrecking business; but nimbleness is a full, fair wind, blowing it with speed to the haven.
Honest men fear neither the light nor the dark.
Those who are surly and imperious to their inferiors are generally humble, flattering and cringing to their superiors.
Of Edward Grindall: Worldly wealth he cared not for, desiring only to make both ends meet.
Light, Gods eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
He lives long that lives well, and time misspent is not lived, but lost.
Measure not men by Sundays, without regarding what they do all the week after.
We have all forgot more than we remember.
Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side of his face can smile while the other is pinched.
It is not poor that hath not much, but he that craves much.
He is poor indeed that can promise nothing.
A proverb is much matter decocted into a few words.
You cannot repent too soon, because you do not know how soon it may be too late.
All rivers do what they can for the sea.
He is rich that is satisfied.
A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery: but depth in that study brings him about again to our religion.
A slip of the foot may be soon recovered; but that of the tongue perhaps never.
He that sips of many arts, drinks of none.
Good is not good where better is expected.
She commandeth her husband, in any equal matter, by constant obeying him.
To smell to a turf of fresh earth is wholesome for the body; no less are thoughts of mortality cordial to the soul.
Today is yesterdays pupil.
It is a silly game where nobody wins.
A woman, a dog and a walnut tree, the more you beat them, the better they be.
They that worship God merely from fear, Would worship the devil too, if he appear.
'Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship. Thomas Fuller, M.D.
Associate with men of judgment, for judgment is found in conversation, and we make another man's judgment ours by frequenting his company.
One that will not plead that cause wherein his tongue must be confuted by his conscience.
The number of malefactors authorizes not the crime.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend until he is unhappy.
If you have one true Friend, you have more than your Share comes to.
Nothing costs so much as what is given us.
He does not believe that does not live according to his belief.
Their heads sometimes so little that there is no room for wit; sometimes so long that there is no wit for so much room.
He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that prevents it is the safest physician.
Lavishness is not generosity.
He that will not be merciful to his beast is a beast himself.
He was one of a lean body and visage, as if his eager soul, biting for anger at the clog of his body, desired to fret a passage through it.
A man is not good or bad for one action.
If an ass goes traveling he will not come home a horse.
The Pyramids themselves, doting with age, have forgotten the names of their founders.
One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.
Riches rather enlarge than satisfy appetites.
He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea.
He that would have fruit must climb the tree.
Fools names, like fools faces, Are often seen in public places.