Thomas Fuller Quotations

Thomas Fuller

A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass.

A book that is shut is but a block.

A drinker has a hole under his nose that all his money runs into.

All things are difficult before they are easy.

A mob is a group of persons with heads but no brains.

A word and a stone let go cannot be called back.

Be not extravagantly high in expression of thy commendations of men thou likest, it may make the hearer's stomach rise.

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.

Change of weather is the discourse of fools.

Craft must have clothes, but truth loves to go naked.

Custom is the plague of wise men and the idol of fools.

Enquire not what boils in another's pot.

Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get 'em, get 'em right, or they will get you wrong.

He that knows little often repeats it.

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.

If thou are a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf.

If we are bound to forgive an enemy, we are not bound to trust him.

Many would be cowards if they had courage enough.

Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.

Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.

Those see nothing but faults that seek for nothing else.

Travel makes a wise man better but a fool worse.

Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.