It is not poor that hath not much, but he that craves much.
Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)
Contributed by: Zaady
He is poor indeed that can promise nothing.
A proverb is much matter decocted into a few words.
Source: The History of the Worthies of England
You cannot repent too soon, because you do not know how soon it may be too late.
Source: Worthies of England,
All rivers do what they can for the sea.
He is rich that is satisfied.
A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery: but depth in that study brings him about again to our religion.
Source: The Holy and Profane State, 1642. The True Church Antiquary
A slip of the foot may be soon recovered; but that of the tongue perhaps never.
Let not thy will roar, when thy power can but whisper.
Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
Source: Of Building
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