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If thou would'st be borne with, then bear with others.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

Generosity, wrong placed, becometh a vice; a princely mind will undo a private family.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

When thou makest presents, let them be of such things as will last long; to the end they may be in some sort immortal, and may frequently refresh the memory of the receiver.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

Haste and rashness are storms and tempests, breaking and wrecking business; but nimbleness is a full fair wind blowing it with speed to the haven.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

Judge of thine improvement, not by what thou speakest or writest, but by the firmness of thy mind, and the government of thy passions and affections.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

Scoff not at the natural defects of any which are not in their power to amend. It is cruel to beat a cripple with his own crutches!

    Author: Thomas Fuller

Take heed of jesting; many have been ruined by it. It is hard to jest, and not sometimes jeer too, which often sinks deeper than we intended or expected.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

It is good to make a jest, but not to make a trade of jesting.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

Learn to hold thy tongue; five words cost Zacharias forty weeks of silence.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

In conversation use some, but not too much ceremony; it teaches others to be courteous, too. Demeanors are commonly paid back in their own coin.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

Venture not to the utmost bounds of even lawful pleasures; the limits of good and evil join.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

Rashness is the faithful but unhappy parent of misfortune.

    Author: Thomas Fuller

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