Thomas Fuller


Suspect all extraordinary and groundless civilities.

Introductio ad prudentiam: or, Directions, Counsels, and Cautions, Tending to Prudent Management of Affairs in Common Life

All fame is dangerous: Good, bringeth Envy; Bad, Shame.

He was one of a lean body and visage, as if his eager soul, biting for anger at the clog of his body, desired to fret a passage through it.

The Holy State and the Profane State (1642)

Enquire not what boils in another’s Pot.

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.

Good clothes open all doors.