Thomas Fuller

Thomas Fuller

Thomas Fuller (1608 – 16 August 1661) was an English churchman and historian. He is now remembered for his writings, particularly his Worthies of England, published in 1662 after his death. He was a prolific author, and one of the first English writers able to live by his pen (and his many patrons).

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Despair gives courage to a coward.

He that hopes no good, fears no ill.

Pride will spit in pride's face.

A gift with a kind countenance is a double present.

Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.

Health is not valued till sickness comes.

Pride, perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.

He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.

Great hopes make great men.

Memory is the treasure house of the mind, wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved.

Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory when the defect is in the judgment, and others by grasping at all retain nothing.

He that travels much knows much.

All commend patience but none can endure to suffer.

It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame.

Be the business never so painful you may have it done for money.

The fool wanders, a wise man travels.

Abused patience turns to fury.

A man in passion rides a horse that runs away with him.

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.

If an ass goes travelling he will not come home a horse.

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