Thomas Fuller Quotes Page 6 of 25
Soft words are hard arguments.
Topics: Discretion Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship.
Topics: Discretion Trust thyself only, and another shall not betray thee.
Topics: Discretion, Trust With foxes we must play the fox.
Topics: Discretion A drinker has a hole under his nose that all his money runs into.
Topics: Drunkenness, Money Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.
Old foxes want no tutors.
Topics: Education If thou wouldst please the ladies, thou must endeavor to make them pleased with themselves.
Topics: Encouragement Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.
Topics: Encouragement 'Tis better that thou be rather something sparing, than very liberal, to even a good servant; for as he grows full, he inclines either to be idle, or to leave thee: and if he should at any time murmur, thou mayest govern him by a seasonable reward.
Topics: Examples, Discretion, Rewards A good schoolmaster minces his precepts for children to swallow, hanging clogs on the nimbleness of his own soul, that his scholars may go along with him.
Topics: Examples, Education He that has no fools, knaves nor beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightning.
Topics: Family, Foolishness