Authors - Thomas Fuller
Thomas Fuller (1608 - 16 August 1661) was an English churchman and historian. He 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). - Wikipedia
It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.
Learning makes a man fit company for himself.
If it were not for hope, the heart would break.
He that is busy is tempted by but one devil; he that is idle, by a legion.
The great end of life is not knowledge, but action.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
In fair weather prepare for foul.
One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.
Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.
A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
Judge of thine improvement, not by what thou speakest or writest, but by the firmness of thy mind, and the government of thy passions and affections.
There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart.
Be a friend to thyself, and others will be so too.
About astrology and palmistry: they are good because they make people vivid and full of possibilities. They are communism at its best. Everybody has a birthday and almost everybody has a palm.
America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
If we are bound to forgive an enemy, we are not bound to trust him.
There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.