Thomas Fuller

1608 - 1661

A Quote by Thomas Fuller on friendship

There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends.

Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)

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A Quote by Thomas Fuller on anger, mind, and soul

Anger is one of the sinews of the Soul; he that wants it hath a maimed mind.

Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)

Source: The Holy State and the Profane State (1642), Bk.III, Of Anger

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A Quote by Thomas Fuller on danger

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A danger foreseen is half avoided.

Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)

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A Quote by Thomas Fuller on books

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A book that is shut is but a block.

Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)

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A Quote by Thomas Fuller on devil, idleness, and temptation

He that is busy is tempted by but one devil; he that is idle, by a legion.

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A Quote by Thomas Fuller on god and heaven

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But our captain counts the image of God - nevertheless his image - cut in ebony as if done in ivory, and in the blackest Moors he sees the representation of the King of Heaven.

Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)

Source: The Good Sea-Captain

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A Quote by Thomas Fuller on beginning, birth, and death

Birth is the beginning of death.

Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)

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A Quote by Thomas Fuller on emptiness and nature

Often the cockloft is empty in those whom Nature hath built many stories high.

Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)

Source: Andronicus. Sect. vi. Par. 18, 1.

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A Quote by Thomas Fuller on wives

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

Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)

Source: The Good Husband.

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A Quote by Thomas Fuller on expectation, hope, and people

They that marry ancient people, merely in expectation to bury them, hang themselves in hope that one will come and cut the halter.

Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)

Source: Of Marriage.

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