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

The fool wanders, a wise man travels.


He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.


A good horse should be seldom spurred.


A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time.


Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.


Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune.


There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart.


One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.


Prayer: the key of the day and the lock of the night.


'Tis better to suffer wrong than do it.


Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.


Better one's House be too little one day than too big all the Year after.


Scalded cats fear even cold water.


Be the business never so painful, you may have it done for money.


A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.


He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.


Bad excuses are worse than none.


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


Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them.


If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.


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