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119 Famous Quotes by Thomas Fuller
- 8/16/1661
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Bad excuses are worse than none

Apologies Quotes, by Thomas Fuller

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Birth is the beginning of death

Birth Quotes, by Thomas Fuller

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Better lose a jest than a friend

Jest Quotes, by Thomas Fuller

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Tombs are the clothes of the dead. A grave is but a plain suit, and a rich monument is one embroidered.

Monuments Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Holy and Profane States (bk. III, Of Tombs)

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A fool and a wise man are alike both in the starting-place--their birth, and at the post--their death; only they differ in the race of their lives.

Folly Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Holy and Profane States--Of Natural Fools (maxim IV)

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Fools grow without watering.

Flattery Quotes, by Thomas Fuller

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Change of weather is the discourse of fools.

Weather Quotes, by Thomas Fuller

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

Wives Quotes, by Thomas Fuller

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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.

Appearance Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Life of the Duke of Alva

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

Traveling Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: The Holy and Profane States--Of Traveling (maxim IV)

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Don't let your will roar when your power only whispers.

Whisper Quotes, by Thomas Fuller

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Willful waste brings woeful want.

Waste Quotes, by Thomas Fuller

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Those, who in quarrels interpose, Must often wipe a bloody nose.

Proverbs Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Gnomologia

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Rebellion must be managed with many swords; treason to his prince's person may be with one knife.

Treason Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: The Holy and Profane States--The Traitor

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He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasts of it, is a devil.

Sin Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Holy State--Of Self-Praising

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A hypocrite is in himself both the archer and the mark, in all actions shooting at his own praise or profit.

Hypocrisy Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Holy and Profane States--The Hypocrite (maxim I, bk. V, ch. VIII)

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There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.

Labor Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Pisgah--Sight of Palestine (ed. 1650, p. 128)

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He that fears you present will hate you absent.

Hate Quotes, by Thomas Fuller

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Act nothing in furious passion. It's putting to sea in a storm.

Passion Quotes, by Thomas Fuller

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Take the advice of a faithful friend, and submit thy inventions to his censure.

Invention Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Holy and Profane States (bk. III, Of Fancy)

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Tombs are the clothes of the dead; a grave is but a plain suit; a rich monument is an embroidered one.

Monument Quotes, by Thomas Fuller

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Anger is one of the sinews of the soul; he that wants it hath a maimed mind.

Negativity Quotes, by Thomas Fuller

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A good horse should be seldom spurred

Horses Quotes, by Thomas Fuller

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A man's best fortune, or his worst, is his wife

Wives Quotes, by Thomas Fuller

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An inch in missing is as bad as an ell.

Proverbs Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Gnomologia

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