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A man surprised is half beaten.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

Better be alone than in bad company.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

Every tub must stand on its own bottom.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

Fame sometimes hath created something of nothing.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

Great and good are seldom the same man.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

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

    Author: Thomas Fuller

Speak but little and well if you would be esteemed a man of merit.

    Author: Richard Chenevix Trench

He has brought himself to this state; he has exposed his heart as a common road to every evil influence of the world, till it has become hard as a pavement.

    Author: Richard Chenevix Trench

To have too much forethought is the part of a wretch; to have too little is the part of a fool.

    Author: Richard Cecil

Gravity must be natural and simple; there must be urbanity and tenderness in it. A man must not formalize on everything. He who does so is a fool; and a grave fool is, perhaps, more injurious than a light fool.

    Author: Richard Cecil

The way of every man is declarative of the end of every man.

    Author: Richard Cecil

Method is like packing things in a box; a good packer will get in half as much again as a bad one.

    Author: Richard Cecil

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