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Quotations From THOMAS FULLER

 

  • 1.
    He knows little, who will tell his wife all he knows.
    Thomas Fuller (1608-1661), British cleric. The Holy State and the Profane State, bk. 1, "The Good Husband," (1642).
  • 2.
    With foxes we must play the fox.
    Thomas Fuller (1654-1734), British physician. Gnomologia, no. 5797 (1732).
  • 3.
    Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.
    Thomas Fuller (1654-1734), British physician. Gnomologia, no. 1135 (1732).
  • 4.
    Though bachelors be the strongest stakes, married men are the best binders, in the hedge of the commonwealth.
    Thomas Fuller (1608-1661), British cleric. The Holy State and the Profane State, bk. 4, ch. 20 (1642).
  • 5.
    He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil.
    Thomas Fuller (1608-1661), British cleric. "Of Self-Praising," The Holy State and the Profane State (1642).
  • 6.
    A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!
    Thomas Fuller (1608-1661), British cleric. The Holy State and the Profane State, bk. 4, ch. 20 (1642).
  • 7.
    A book that is shut is but a block.
    Thomas Fuller (1654-1734), British physician. Gnomologia, no. 23 (1732).
  • 8.
    Anger is one of the sinews of the soul; he that wants it hath a maimed mind.
    Thomas Fuller (1608-1661), British cleric. The Holy State and the Profane State, bk. 3, "Of Anger," (1642).

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  • 9.
    A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery. But depth in that study brings him about again to our religion.
    Thomas Fuller (1608-1661), British cleric. The Holy State and the Profane State, bk. 2, ch. 6 (1642).
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