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Thomas Fuller Quotes

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Pride had rather go out of the way than go behind.

    Topics: Pride

Pride will spit in pride's face.

    Topics: Pride

Pride, perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.

    Topics: Pride, Hypocrisy

Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side of his face can smile while the other is pinched.

    Topics: Prosperity, Stress

Never contend with one that is foolish, proud, positive, testy, or with a superior, or a clown, in matter of argument.

    Topics: Reasoning, Foolishness

Gravity is the ballast of the soul, which keeps the mind steady.

    Topics: Reasoning

Ethics make one's soul mannerly and wise, but logic is the armory of reason, furnished with all offensive and defensive weapons.

    Topics: Reasoning

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 their judgment; and others, by grasping at all, retain nothing.

    Topics: Reasoning

If thou desirest ease, in the first place take care of the ease of thy mind; for that will make all other sufferings easy. But nothing can support a man whose mind is wounded.

    Topics: Reasoning

Harmless mirth is the best cordial against the consumption of the spirit; wherefore jesting is not unlawful, if it trespasseth not in quantity, quality, or season.

    Topics: Reasoning

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.

    Topics: Reasoning

Poor men's reasons are not heard.

    Topics: Reasoning

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