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Thomas Fuller Quotes

(1608-1661), British Clergyman, Author

Lavishness is not generosity.

Category: Generosity

He that bringeth a present findeth the door open.

Category: Giving

It is much better to have your gold in the hand than in the heart.

Category: Gold

The devil himself is good when he is pleased.

Category: Goodness

A lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings.

Category: Gossip

Eaten bread is soon forgotten.

Category: Gratitude

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

Category: Greed

Haste and rashness are storms and tempests, breaking and wrecking business; but nimbleness is a full, fair wind, blowing it with speed to the heaven.

Category: Haste

Do nothing hastily but catching of fleas.

Category: Hatred

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

Category: Hope

Though bachelors be the strongest stakes, married men are the best binders, in the hedge of the commonwealth.

Category: Husbands

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.

Category: Improvement

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

Category: Inheritance

A man is not good or bad for one action.

Category: Judgment And Judges

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

Category: Juries