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Thomas Fuller
June 19, 1608 - August 16, 1661
Nationality: English
Category: Clergyman
Subcategory: English Clergyman

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


A drinker has a hole under his nose that all his money runs into.


First get an absolute conquest over thyself, and then thou wilt easily govern thy wife.


He knows little, who will tell his wife all he knows.


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.


With foxes we must play the fox.


The patient is not likely to recover who makes the doctor his heir.


Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get em, get em right, or they will get you wrong.


There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.


Cruelty is a tyrant that's always attended with fear.


Poor men's reasons are not heard.


Old foxes want no tutors.


Eaten bread is forgotten.


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


He that travels much knows much.


Change of weather is the discourse of fools.


It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.


Despair gives courage to a coward.

    Topics: Courage

Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.


Today is yesterday's pupil.


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