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119 Famous Quotes by Thomas Fuller
- 8/16/1661
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He ploughs in sand, and sows against the wind, That hopes for constant love of woman kind.

Failure Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Medicina Gymnastica (vol. X, p, 7)

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It is a vanity to persuade the world one hath much learning, by getting a great library.

Libraries Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Holy and Profane States--Of Books (maxim 1)

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It is so far from being needless pains, that it may bring considerable profit, to carry Charcoals to Newcastle.

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

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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 is proud of the rustling of his silks, like a madman, laughs at the ratling of his fetters. For indeed, Clothes ought to be our remembrancers of our lost innocency.

Apparel Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Holy and Profane States--Apparel

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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.

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

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Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.

Anger Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Holy and Profane States--Anger

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No time to break jests when the heartstrings are about to be broken.

Jesting Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Holy and Profane States (maxim VIII)

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Jest not with the two-edged sword of God's word.

Jesting Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Holy and Profane States--Of Jesting (maxim II)

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He that will lose his friend for a jest, deserves to die a beggar by the bargain.

Jesting Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Holy and Profane States--Of Jesting (maxim VII)

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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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A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.

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

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The end of fishing is not angling, but catching.

Fishing Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Gnomolia (no. 4497)

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It is a silly fish that is caught twice with the same bait.

Fishing Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Gnomologia

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Still he fishes that catches one.

Fishing Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Gnomologia (no. 4262)

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Thus this brook hath conveyed his ashes into Avon, Avon into Severn, Severn into the narrow seas, they into the main ocean. And thus the ashes of Wickliffe are the emblem of his doctrine, which now is dispersed all the world over.

Doctrine Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Church History (sec. II, bk. IV, par. 53), Wickliffe's body was burned and his ashes thrown into the

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He was born within the sound of Bow-bell.

London Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Gnomologia

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Too good for great things and too great for good.

Worth Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Worthies

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Sin writes histories, goodness is silent. [Ger., Das Uebel macht eine Geschichte und das Gute keine.]

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

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Their heads sometimes so little that there is no room for wit; sometimes so long, that there is no wit for so much room.

Wit Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: The Holy and Profane States (bk. IV, ch. XII, Of Natural Fools, maxim I)

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To smell to a turf of fresh earth is wholesome for the body; no less are thoughts of mortality cordial to the soul.

Mortality Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Holy and Profane States (bk. IV, The Court Lady)

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Light (God's eldest daughter!)

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

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The pyramids themselves, doting with age, have forgotten the names of their founders.

Forgetfulness Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Holy and Profane States--Of Tombs (maxim VI)

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Thus God's children are immorall whiles their Father hath anything for them to do on earth.

Immortality Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Church History (bk. II, century VIII, 18, On Bede's Death)

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Yet spirit immortal, the tomb cannot bind thee, But like thine own eagle that soars to the sun Thou springest from bondage and leavest behind thee A name which before thee no mortal hath won.

Immortality Quotes, by Thomas Fuller , Source: Church History (bk. II, century VIII, 18, On Bede's Death)

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