Thomas Fuller Quotes

It is always darkest just before the day dawneth.
Thomas Fuller (Pisgah Sight, 1650)
He knows little who will tell his wife all he knows.
Thomas Fuller (The Holy State and the Profane State, 1642)
Anger is one of the sinews of the soul; he that wants it hath a maimed mind.
Thomas Fuller (The Holy State and the Profane State, 1642)
Scoff not at the natural defects of any which are not in their power to amend. Oh 't is cruelty to beat a cripple with his own crutches.
Thomas Fuller (The Holy State and the Profane State, 1642)
Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof.
Thomas Fuller (The Holy State and the Profane State, 1642)
Be a friend to thyself, and others will be so too.
Thomas Fuller
A proverb is much matter decocted into few words.
Thomas Fuller (The History of the Worthies of England, 1662)
He will make a strange combustion in the state of his soul, who at the landing of every cockboat sets the beacons on fire.
Thomas Fuller (The Holy State and the Profane State, 1642)
Deceive not thyself by overexpecting 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.
Thomas Fuller (The Holy State and the Profane State, 1642)
Fame sometimes hath created something of nothing.
Thomas Fuller (The Holy State and the Profane State, 1642)
It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
Thomas Fuller
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
Thomas Fuller
Do not in an instant what an age cannot recompense.
Thomas Fuller (The Holy State and the Profane State, 1642)
Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilised into time and tune.
Thomas Fuller (The History of the Worthies of England, 1662)


Thomas Fuller Biography

Born: 1608
Died: 1661

Thomas Fuller was an English clergyman and historian. He is best known for his writings most notable the "Worthies of England" and "The Holy State and the Profane State"

Notable Works

The Holy State and the Profane State (1642)
The Worthies of England (1662)

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