About Thomas Fuller:
Thomas Fuller is now remembered for his writings, particularly his Worthies of England, published after his death. He was a prolific author, and one of the first English writers able to live by his pen (and his many patrons).
Better be alone than in bad company.
There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart.
Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.
Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
If thou art a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf.
Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last art, but fame relates all, and often more than all.
Many have been the wise speeches of fools, though not so many as the foolish speeches of wise men.
A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
Though bachelors be the strongest stakes, married men are the best binders, in the hedge of the commonwealth.
A man's best fortune, or his worst, is his wife.
One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.
Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.
We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity.
Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.
No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy.
A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!
Vows made in storms are forgotten in calm.
Prayer: the key of the day and the lock of the night.
All doors open to courtesy.
Bad excuses are worse than none.