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Thomas Fuller Quotes


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If your desires be endless, your cares and fears will be so, too.

    Topics: Greed

Men never think their fortunes too great, nor their wit too little.

    Topics: Greed, Men

Try to be happy in this very present moment; and put not off being so to a time to come; as though that time should be of another make from this, which is already come, and is ours.

    Topics: Happiness, Time

Comparison, more than reality, makes men happy or wretched.

    Topics: Happiness, Men

He is happy that knoweth not himself to be otherwise.

    Topics: Happiness

Thou mayst as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading. Too much overcharges nature, and turns more into disease than nourishment. 'Tis thought and digestion which make books serviceable, and give health and vigor to the mind.

    Topics: Health, Discretion

Health is not valued till sickness comes.

    Topics: Health, Illness

Sickness is felt, but health not at all.

    Topics: Health, Illness

The patient is not likely to recover who makes the doctor his heir.

    Topics: Health, Humorous

History maketh a young man to be old, without wrinkles or gray hairs, privileging him with the experience of age, without either the infirmities or inconveniences thereof.

    Topics: History, Youth, Age

Thou oughtest to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them.

    Topics: Honesty

Cheat me in the price but not in the goods.

    Topics: Honesty

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