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Thomas Fuller Quotes

(1608-1661), British Clergyman, Author

Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.

Category: Knowledge

The more laws, the more offenders.

Category: Laughter

Old foxes want no tutors.

Category: Learning

Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof.

Category: Learning

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

Category: Learning

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

Category: Life And Living

If a man falls once, all will tread upon him.

Category: Losers And Losing

Deceive not thyself by over-expecting happiness in the married estate. Remember the nightingales which sing only some months in the spring, but commonly are silent when they have hatched their eggs, as if their mirth were turned into care for their young ones.

Category: Marriage

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

Category: Marriage

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.

Category: Memory

Memory is like a purse, if it be over-full that it cannot shut, all will drop out of it. Take heed of a gluttonous curiosity to feed on many things, lest the greediness of the appetite of thy memory spoil the digestion thereof.

Category: Memory

We have all forgot more than we remember.

Category: Memory

Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.

Category: Misfortunes

God makes, and apparel shapes; but it's money that finishes the man.

Category: Money

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

Category: Paradise