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Thomas Fuller Quotes

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We can live without our friends but not without our neighbors.

    Topics: Friendship

We shall never have friends if we expect to find them without fault.

    Topics: Friendship

As the sword of the best tempered metal is most flexible, so the truly generous are most pliant and courteous in their behavior to their inferiors.

    Topics: Giving

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

    Topics: Giving, Discretion

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.

    Topics: Giving, Discretion

A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.

    Topics: Giving

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

    Topics: Gossip, Discretion, The Tongue

There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart.

    Topics: Gossip, The Tongue, Anger

Ingratitude is the abridgment of all baseness; a fault never found unattended with other viciousness.

    Topics: Gratitude

The Pyramids themselves, doting with age, have forgotten the names of their founders.

    Topics: Gratitude

When our Savior drove the sheep and oxen out of the temple, He did not drive them into His own pasture; nor sweep the coin into His own pockets, when He overturned the table of the money-changers.

    Topics: Greed, Justice, Money

He is not poor that hath not much, but he that craves much.

    Topics: Greed

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