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Thomas Fuller Quotes

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Great and good are seldom the same man.

    Topics: Character

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

    Topics: Character

It is the glory of the true religion that it inculcates and inspires a spirit of benevolence. It is a religion of charity, which none other ever was. Christ went about doing good; he set the example to his disciples, and they abounded in it.

    Topics: Charity

Good counsels observed, are chains to grace, which, neglected, prove halters to strange, undutiful children.

    Topics: Children

Disobedient children, if preserved from the gallows, are reserved for the rack, to be tortured by their own posterity. One complaining, that never father had so undutiful a child as he had, yes, said his son, with less grace than truth, my grandfather had.

    Topics: Children

Let thy child's first lesson be obedience, and the second may be what thou wilt.

    Topics: Children, Obedience

It is a shame when the church itself is a cemetery, where the living sleep above the ground, as the dead do beneath.

    Topics: Church

Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.

    Topics: Church, Apathy

A wounded conscience is able to unparadise paradise itself.

    Topics: Conscience

One that will not plead that cause wherein his tongue must be confuted by his conscience.

    Topics: Conscience, The Tongue

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

    Topics: Contentment, Discretion

If the wicked flourish, and thou suffer, be not discouraged; they are fatted for destruction, thou art dieted for health.

    Topics: Contentment

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