Quotations by Fuller, Thomas (1654)


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

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
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Better hazard once than be always in fear.

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Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia: Adages and Proverbs (1732) [comp.]
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Every Ass loves to hear himself bray.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia: Adages and Proverbs, #1404 (1752)
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It is the property of fools, to be always judging.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia (1732)
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Heaven is a cheap purchase, whatever it cost.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia (1732)
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A wise man turns chance into good fortune.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia (1732)
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Serving one’s own passions is the greatest slavery.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia (1732)
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He that fears you present, will hate you absent.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia (1732)
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Counsel is irksome when the Matter is past Remedy.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia (1732)
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He that scattereth thorns must not go barefoot.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia (1732)
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Those see nothing but faults that seek for nothing else.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia (1732)
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There is not so much comfort in the having of children as there is sorrow in parting with them.

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Gnomologia (1732)
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Charity begins at home but should not end there.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #1085 (1732)
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Cheat me in the price, but not in the goods.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #1090 (1732)
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Promise little and do much; so shalt thou have Thanks.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #111 (1732)
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Comparison, more than Reality, makes Men happy or wretched.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #1133 (1732)
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Conscience can’t be compelled.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #1144 (1732)
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Destiny leads the willing but drags the unwilling.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #1274 (1732)

See Seneca the Younger.

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Even doubtful Accusations leave a Stain behind them.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #1395 (1732)
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Fetters of Gold are still Fetters.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #1522 (1732)
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A Good life fears not Life nor Death.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #157 (1732)
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Good Works will never save you, but you can never be saved without them.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #1738 (1732)
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He cannot speak well that cannot hold his tongue.

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Gnomologia, #1820 (1732)
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He does not believe, that does not live according to his Belief.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #1838 (1732)
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He that flings Dirt at another dirtieth himself most.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #2107 (1732)
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He that’s cheated twice by the same Man is an Accomplice with the Cheater.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #2281 (1732)
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He that swells in Prosperity will shrink in Adversity.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #2321 (1732)
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He that will have the Kernel must crack the Shell.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #2348 (1732)
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He that will not set sail till all dangers are over must never put out to sea.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #2353 (1732)
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He that fasteth and doth no Good saveth his Bread but loseth his Soul.

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Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #2382 (1732)
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He whose Belly is full believes not him whose is empty.

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Gnomologia, #2399 (1732)
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A Life of Leisure and a Life of Laziness are two things.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #240 (1732)
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A light Purse makes a heavy Heart.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #241 (1732)

See John Ray.
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Health is not valued until Sickness comes.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #2478 (1732)
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If Afflictions refine some, they consume others.

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Gnomologia, #2666 (1732)
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It is a good Blade that bends well.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #2853 (1732)
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If you leap into a Well, Providence is not bound to fetch you out.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #2975 (1732)
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A man of Cruelty is God’s enemy.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #303 (1732)
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Learning makes a Man fit Company for himself.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #3163 (1732)
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Many can bear Adversity but few Contempt.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #3340 (1732)
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Many talk like Philosophers and live like Fools.

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Gnomologia, #3358 (1732)
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Many would be Cowards if they had Courage enough.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #3366 (1732)
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Men are more prone to revenge Injuries than to requite Kindnesses.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #3389 (1732)
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No condition so low but may have Hopes, none so high but may have Fears.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #3555 (1732)
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No Man is the worse for knowing the worst of himself.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #3601 (1732)
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Nothing is good or bad but by Comparison.

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Gnomologia, #3666 (1732)
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Pity cureth Envy.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #3876 (1732)
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Promises may get Friends, but ’tis Performances that keep them.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #3957 (1732)
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Prospect is often better than possession.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #3958 (1732)
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Prosperity has damn’d more Souls than all the Devils together.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #3963 (1732)
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Riches rather enlarge than satisfy Appetites.

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Gnomologia, #4048 (1732)
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Sail, quoth the King; hold, saith the Wind.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #4064 (1732)
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He that hath the worst Cause makes the most Noise

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #4203 (1732)
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Some are very busy, and yet do nothing.

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Gnomologia, #4211 (1732)
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Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #4214 (1732)
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The Prodigal robs the Heir, the Miser himself.

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Gnomologia, #4722 (1732)
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The Sting of a Reproach is the Truth of it.

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Gnomologia, #4769 (1732)
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They are not all Saints who use Holy Water.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #4956 (1732)
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They that buy an Office must sell something.

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Gnomologia, #4975 (1732)
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‘Tis harder to unlearn than learn.

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Gnomologia, #5085 (1732)
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‘Tis Perseverance that prevails.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #5110 (1732)
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Trust him no further than you can throw him.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #5286 (1732)
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Unkindness has no Remedy at Law.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #5402 (1732)
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Vows made in Storms are forgot in Calms.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #5408 (1732)
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We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #5427 (1732)
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What a Day may bring a Day may take away.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #5475 (1732)
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Wine hath drowned more Men than the Sea.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #5744 (1732)
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Do business, but be not a Slave to it.

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Gnomologia, #5792 (1752)
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Women commend a modest Man, but like him not.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia, #5805 (1732)
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Be a Friend to thyself, and others will be so too.

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Gnomologia, #847 (1732)
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Better hazard once than always be in fear.

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Gnomologia, #906 (1732)
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One month in the school of affliction will teach thee more than the great precepts of Aristotle in seven years; for thou canst never judge rightly of human affairs, unless thou hast first felt the blows, and found out the deceits of fortune.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Introductio ad Prudentiam (1731)
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In a debate, rather pull to pieces the argument of thy antagonists than offer him any of thy own; for thus thou wilt fight him in his own country.

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Introductio ad Prudentiam (1731)
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Do as most do and few will speak ill of thee.

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Introductio ad Prudentiam, # 135 (1726)
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Neither praise, nor dispraise thyself; thy Actions will do it enough.

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Introductio ad Prudentiam, # 338 (1731)
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Govern thy Life and Thoughts as if the whole World were to see the one, and read the other.

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Introductio ad Prudentiam, # 417 (1731)
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As we must account for every idle Word, so must we likewise for every idle Silence.

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Introductio ad Prudentiam, # 575 (1731)
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To work a Man to thy Bent: 1. Know his Inclinations. 2. Observe his Ends. 3. Search out his Weakness. And so thou mayst either draw or drive him.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Introductio ad Prudentiam, #1067 (1731)
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Let the Care of one’s business be committed but to one Person; for otherwise, besides Disagreement which may arise when Account is taken, everyone’s Answer is, That he thought others had done it.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Introductio ad Prudentiam, #1072 (1731)
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If evil Men speak good, or good Men evil of thee; examine thy Actions, and suspect thyself.

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Introductio ad Prudentiam, #1252 (1731)
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Consider not so much who speaks, as what is spoken.

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Introductio ad Prudentiam, #1314 (1731)
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Some by their continual grinning and showing their Teeth make Men doubt whether they honor them, or laugh at them.

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Introductio ad Prudentiam, #1395 (1731)
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Be not magisterial in thy Dictates, nor pertinaciously contentious in ordinary discourse for thy Opinion. … Thou are not bound to convert all the World to Truth.

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Introductio ad Prudentiam, #1557 (1731)
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Bear patiently with the Defects of others, and labor to amend thy own.

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Introductio ad Prudentiam, #389 (1731)
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Be neither too early in the Fashion, nor too long out of it, nor at any time too precisely in it.

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Introductio ad Prudentiam, #498 (1731)
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Take heed: Most Men will cheat without Scruple where they can do it without Fear,

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Introductio ad Prudentiam, #525 (1731)
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If thy Business be perplexed, divide it, and look upon all its Parts and sides.

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Introductio ad Prudentiam, #583 (1731)
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If thou confesseth thy Sins and amendest not, thou mocketh God.

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Introductio ad Prudentiam, #661 (1726)

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In whatsoever Condition thou art, still ask thyself, What would my blessed Savior have thought, said, and done in this Case.

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Introductio ad Prudentiam, #693 (1731)
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Imitate what is good wheresoever thou findest it.

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Introductio ad Prudentiam, #780 (1731)
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Pray for thy enemy, for if thou beest a good Man thyself, thou canst not but rejoice to see thy worst Enemy become a good Man, too

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Introductio ad Prudentiam, #878 (1731)
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Make it thy chief Design and thy great Business, not to be Rich and Great: but so to live in this World that thou mayest reasonably believe thou has God for thy Friend.

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Introductio ad Prudentiam, #939 (1731)
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Endeavor to make thy own Company pleasant to thee.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Introductio ad Prudentiam, #99 (1731)
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To keep up and improve Friendship, thou must be willing to receive a Kindness, as well as to do one.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Introductio ad Prudentium, #1196 (1731)
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Regard not so much what the World thinks of thee, as what thou thinkest of thyself.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Introductio at Prudentiam, #1552 (1731)
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Believe not all thou hearest, nor speak all thou believest.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Introductio at Prudentiam, #323 (1731)
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It’s no great Commendation to just forbear doing ill; thou art bound moreover to do good to others.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Introductio at Prudentiam, #716 (1731)
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‘Tis much safer for thee to reconcile an Enemy than conquer him.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Introductio at Prudentiam, #782 (1731)
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Give as thou wouldst receive.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Introductio at Prudentium, #418 (1726)

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Act nothing in a furious passion. It’s putting to sea in a storm.

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Man Is Not Alone (1731)
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