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Thomas Fuller

Date de naissance: 1608
Date de décès: 16. août 1661

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Thomas Fuller est un homme d’église et historien anglais, grand partisan de l'état de droit / Rule of Law qui consiste à placer toute personne - y compris le roi, sous la prééminence de la loi.

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Citations Thomas Fuller

„A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery; but depth in that study brings him about again to our religion.“

— Thomas Fuller
The True Church Antiquary. Compare: "A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion", Francis Bacon, Of Atheism.

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„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.“

— Thomas Fuller
Life of the Duke of Alva (1642). Compare: "A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy-body to decay, And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay", John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel, part i. line 156.

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„By the same proportion that a penny saved is a penny gained, the preserver of books is a Mate for the Compiler of them.“

— Thomas Fuller
The History of the Worthies of England (1662) ; Worthies of Huntingtonshire – John Yong.

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„Often the cockloft is empty in those whom Nature hath built many stories high.“

— Thomas Fuller
Andronicus, or the Unfortunate Politician (1646), Sect. vi. Par. 18, 1. Compare: "My Lord St. Albans said that Nature did never put her precious jewels into a garret four stories high, and therefore that exceeding tall men had ever very empty heads", Francis Bacon, Apothegms, No. 17.

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