Thomas Fuller Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Thomas Fuller quotes, Thomas Fuller sayings, and Thomas Fuller proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The first breath is the beginning of death.      

Thomas Fuller

A wise man turns chance into good fortune.

Thomas Fuller

Hope is one of the principal springs that keep mankind in motion.

Thomas Fuller

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.     

Thomas Fuller

An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.     

Thomas Fuller

Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.     

Thomas Fuller

Great hopes make great men.

Thomas Fuller

Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.

Thomas Fuller

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.     

Thomas Fuller

Good is not good, when better is expected.

Thomas Fuller

Great hope makes great men

Thomas Fuller

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

Thomas Fuller

Fear can keep a man out of danger but courage only can support him in it.     

Thomas Fuller

Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.

Thomas Fuller

Nothing sharpens sight like envy.

Thomas Fuller

A wise man turns chance into good fortune.      

Thomas Fuller

In fair weather prepare for foul.     

Thomas Fuller

Scalded cats fear even cold water.

Thomas Fuller

Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.     

Thomas Fuller

A hypocrite is in himself both the archer and the mark, in all actions shooting at his own praise or profit.

Thomas Fuller

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.

Thomas Fuller

He that is busy is tempted by but one devil; he that is idle, by a legion.

Thomas Fuller

He that plants trees, loves others besides himself.

Thomas Fuller

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.     

Thomas Fuller

A wise man turns chance into good fortune.

Thomas Fuller

A drinker has a hole under his nose that all his money runs into.

Thomas Fuller

A good archer is known not by his arrows but by his aim.

Thomas Fuller

Trust not in him that seems a saint.     

Thomas Fuller

Praises from wicked men are reproaches.     

Thomas Fuller

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.

Thomas Fuller

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