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Thomas Fuller (writer)

Birthdate: 24. June 1654
Date of death: 17. September 1734

Thomas Fuller, M.D. was a British physician, preacher and intellectual.

Fuller was born in Rosehill, Sussex, and educated at Queens' College, Cambridge. He practised medicine at Sevenoaks.

In 1723 he published Pharmacopoeia Domestica, and in 1730 Exanthematologia, Or, An Attempt to Give a Rational Account of Eruptive Fevers, Especially of the Measles and Small Pox. In 1732 he published a compilation of proverbs titled Gnomologia: Adagies and Proverbs; wise sentences and witty saying, ancient and modern, foreign and British which includes the words, "Be you never so high, the law is above you".

„1805. Hatred is blind, as well as Love.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer)

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

„4671. The most exquisite Folly is made of Wisdom too fine spun.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer)

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

„5744. Wine hath drowned more Men than the Sea.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer)

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)
Variant: Bacchus hath drown'd more Men than Neptune.
Context: 830. Bacchus hath drown'd more Men than Neptune.

„Early to go to Bed, and early to rise,“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer)

Compare Poor Richard's Almanack (1735) : Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)
Context: 6080. Early to go to Bed, and early to rise,
Will make a Man Healthy, Wealthy and Wise.

„2629. I took him for a Worm; but he prov'd a Serpent.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer)

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

„560. All things are difficult, before they are easy.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer)

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

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„108. A Fool’s Tongue is long enough to cut his own Throat.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer)

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

„3366. Many would be Cowards if they had Courage enough.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer)

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

„3660. Nothing costs so much as what is given us.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer)

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

„3710. Old Custom, without Truth, is but an old Errour.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer)

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)
Variant: Custom without Reason, is but an ancient Error.
Context: 1226. Custom without Reason, is but an ancient Error.

„4781. The sweetest Wine makes the sharpest Vinegar.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer)

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

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