Thomas Fuller Quotes

Always tell the Truth : where it is not loved, it is respected and feared.
Thomas Fuller (Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II, 1727)
Beware of no Man more than thy self.
Thomas Fuller (Gnomologia, 1732)
Health is not valued till sickness comes.
Thomas Fuller
Assist the afflicted with something real, if thou canst ; As for Tears they are but Water, what good can they do?
Thomas Fuller (Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II, 1727)
He that would please all, and himself too,
Undertakes what none could ever do.
Thomas Fuller (Gnomologia, 1732)
Learn the art of Silence ; the wise Man that holds his Tongue, says more than the Fool who speaks.
Thomas Fuller (Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II, 1727)
Abused Patience turns to Fury.
Thomas Fuller (Gnomologia, 1732)
The Passions are like Fire and Water ; good Servants, but bad Masters.
Thomas Fuller (Gnomologia, 1732)
Squander not away thy life in Pastimes : There’s but little need to drive away Time, which is ever flying away so swiftly of itself ; and when once gone is gone for ever.
Thomas Fuller (Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II, 1727)
Children and Fools tell Truth.
Thomas Fuller (Gnomologia, 1732)
 If thou art wise, thou knowest thy own Ignorance ; and thou art ignorant if thou knowest not thy self.
Thomas Fuller (Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II, 1727)
All things are difficult, before they are easy.
Thomas Fuller (Gnomologia, 1732)
Early to go to Bed, and early to rise,
Will make a Man Healthy, Wealthy and Wise.
Thomas Fuller (Gnomologia, 1732)
Never think that the Things thou wantest will cure thee of thy Discontents ; for they will enlarge thy Desires, and make the Wounds wider. The Way to think we have enough, is not to desire to have too much.
Thomas Fuller (Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II, 1727)
I took him for a Worm ; but he prov'd a Serpent.
Thomas Fuller (Gnomologia, 1732)
He that advised thee not to let the Sun set in thine anger, did not command thee to trust a deceiving Enemy next Morning.
Thomas Fuller (Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II, 1727)
Find out thy own Mistakes, and Failings, in order to amend them. A Disease known is half cured.
Thomas Fuller (Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II, 1727)
Travel makes a wise Man better, but a Fool worse.
Thomas Fuller (Gnomologia, 1732)
Men apt to promise, are apt to forget.
Thomas Fuller (Gnomologia, 1732)
As the best Wine makes the sharpest Vinegar, so the deepest Love turns to the deadliest Hatred.
Thomas Fuller (Gnomologia, 1732)
When a Man is set upon his own Ruin, 'tis in vain to reason with him.
Thomas Fuller (Gnomologia, 1732)
If thou canst not find Tranquility in thyself ; 'twill be to little Purpose to seek it anywhere else.
Thomas Fuller (Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II, 1727)


Thomas Fuller Biography

Born: June 24, 1654
Died: September 17, 1734

Thomas Fuller was a English physician and intellectual. He is best known for his famous book "Gnomologia: Adagies and Proverbs"

Notable Works

Introductio ad prudentiam (1727)
Gnomologia: Adagies and Proverbs
(1732)

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