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Top 82 wise famous quotes and sayings by Thomas More

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Thomas More quotes: The hasty bitch bringeth forth blind welps The hasty bitch bringeth forth blind welps
Thomas More quotes: An absolutely new idea is one of the rarest things known to man. An absolutely new idea is one of the rarest things known to man.
Thomas More quotes: The change of the word does not alter the matter The change of the word does not alter the matter
Thomas More quotes: No more like together than is chalke to coles. No more like together than is chalke to coles.
Thomas More quotes: The servant may not look to be in better case than his master. The servant may not look to be in better case than his master.
Thomas More quotes: (...) there's a rule that no question affecting the general public may be finally decided until it has been debated for three days. (...) there's a rule that no question affecting the general public may be finally decided until it has been debated for three days.
Thomas More quotes: Lord, give me a sense of humor so that I may take some happiness from this life and share it with others. Lord, give me a sense of humor so that I may take some happiness from this life and share it with others.
Thomas More quotes: Some men may be snared by beauty alone, but none can be held except by virtue and compliance. Some men may be snared by beauty alone, but none can be held except by virtue and compliance.
Thomas More quotes: Yea, marry, now it is somewhat, for now it is rhyme; before, it was neither rhyme nor reason. Yea, marry, now it is somewhat, for now it is rhyme; before, it was neither rhyme nor reason.
Thomas More quotes: And one wild Shakespeare, following Nature's lights,Is worth whole planets, filled with Stagyrites. And one wild Shakespeare, following Nature's lights,
Is worth whole planets, filled with Stagyrites.
Thomas More quotes: rule is easily observed by removing some of the children of a more fruitful couple to any other family that does not abound so much in them. rule is easily observed by removing some of the children of a more fruitful couple to any other family that does not abound so much in them.
Thomas More quotes: Whoever loveth me, loveth my hound. Whoever loveth me, loveth my hound.
Thomas More quotes: Our emotional symptoms are precious sources of life and individuality. Our emotional symptoms are precious sources of life and individuality.
Thomas More quotes: It is part of the business of life to be affable and pleasing to those whom either nature, chance or circumstance has made our companions. It is part of the business of life to be affable and pleasing to those whom either nature, chance or circumstance has made our companions.
Thomas More quotes: It is only natural, of course, that each man should think his own opinions best: the crow loves his fledgling, and the ape his cub. It is only natural, of course, that each man should think his own opinions best: the crow loves his fledgling, and the ape his cub.
Thomas More quotes: If the lion knew his own strength, hard were it for any man to rule him. If the lion knew his own strength, hard were it for any man to rule him.
Thomas More quotes: and some are every year restored to it upon the good character that is given of them. and some are every year restored to it upon the good character that is given of them.
Thomas More quotes: And, indeed, nature has so made us, that we all love to be flattered and to please ourselves with our own notions And, indeed, nature has so made us, that we all love to be flattered and to please ourselves with our own notions
Thomas More quotes: Everywhere do I percieve a certain conspiracy of rich men seeking their own advantage underthat name and pretext of commonwealth. Everywhere do I percieve a certain conspiracy of rich men seeking their own advantage underthat name and pretext of commonwealth.
Thomas More quotes: One man to live in pleasure and wealth, whiles all other weap and smart for it, that is the part not of a king, but of a jailor. One man to live in pleasure and wealth, whiles all other weap and smart for it, that is the part not of a king, but of a jailor.
Thomas More quotes: A pretty face may be enough to catch a man, but it takes character and good nature to hold him. A pretty face may be enough to catch a man, but it takes character and good nature to hold him.
Thomas More quotes: but the priest's vestments are parti-coloured, and both the work and colours are wonderful. but the priest's vestments are parti-coloured, and both the work and colours are wonderful.
Thomas More quotes: A good tale evil told were better untold, and an evil take well told need none other solicitor. A good tale evil told were better untold, and an evil take well told need none other solicitor.
Thomas More quotes: Take something from yourself, to give to another, that is humane and gentle and never takes away as much comfort as it brings again. Take something from yourself, to give to another, that is humane and gentle and never takes away as much comfort as it brings again.
Thomas More quotes: For men use, if they have an evil turn, to write it in marble; and whoso doth us a good turn we write it in dust. For men use, if they have an evil turn, to write it in marble; and whoso doth us a good turn we write it in dust.
Thomas More quotes: From whichsoever of these motives it might be, true it is, that many of them came over to our religion, and were initiated into it by baptism. From whichsoever of these motives it might be, true it is, that many of them came over to our religion, and were initiated into it by baptism.
Thomas More quotes: They have no lawyers among them, for they consider them as a sort of people whose profession it is to disguise matters. They have no lawyers among them, for they consider them as a sort of people whose profession it is to disguise matters.
Thomas More quotes: Show the sun with a lantern. Show the sun with a lantern.
Thomas More quotes: The things we pray for, good Lord, give us grace to labor for. The things we pray for, good Lord, give us grace to labor for.
Thomas More quotes: A drowning man will clutch at a straw. A drowning man will clutch at a straw.
Thomas More quotes: No one, on his deathbed, ever regretted having been a Catholic. No one, on his deathbed, ever regretted having been a Catholic.
Thomas More quotes: The most part of all princes have more delight in warlike manners and feats of chivalry than in the good feats of peace. The most part of all princes have more delight in warlike manners and feats of chivalry than in the good feats of peace.
Thomas More quotes: What part soever you take upon you, play that as well as you can and make the best of it. What part soever you take upon you, play that as well as you can and make the best of it.
Thomas More quotes: All the life must be led with one, and also all the griefs and displeasures coming therewith patiently be taken and borne. All the life must be led with one, and also all the griefs and displeasures coming therewith patiently be taken and borne.
Thomas More quotes: Why shouldst thou not take even as much pleasure in beholding a counterfeit stone, which thine eye cannot discern from a right stone? Why shouldst thou not take even as much pleasure in beholding a counterfeit stone, which thine eye cannot discern from a right stone?
Thomas More quotes: We cannot go to heaven in featherbeds. We cannot go to heaven in featherbeds.
Thomas More quotes: What is deferred is not avoided. What is deferred is not avoided.
Thomas More quotes: [On ascending the platform to his execution] I pray you, I pray you, Mr Lieutenant, see me safe up and for my coming down, I can shift for myself. [On ascending the platform to his execution] I pray you, I pray you, Mr Lieutenant, see me safe up and for my coming down, I can shift for myself.
Thomas More quotes: Rose! Thou art the sweetest flower that ever drank the amber shower:Even the Gods, who walk the sky, are amourous of thy scented sigh. Rose! Thou art the sweetest flower that ever drank the amber shower:
Even the Gods, who walk the sky, are amourous of thy scented sigh.
Thomas More quotes: Two evils, greed and faction are the destruction of all justice. Two evils, greed and faction are the destruction of all justice.
Thomas More quotes: If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable. If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable.
Thomas More quotes: To gold and silver nature hath given no use that we may not well lack. To gold and silver nature hath given no use that we may not well lack.
Thomas More quotes: For things will never be perfect, until human beings are perfect - which I don't expect them to be for quite a number of years! For things will never be perfect, until human beings are perfect - which I don't expect them to be for quite a number of years!
Thomas More quotes: Fortune doth both raise up the low and pluck down the high. Fortune doth both raise up the low and pluck down the high.
Thomas More quotes: The way to heaven out of all places is of length and distance. The way to heaven out of all places is of length and distance.
Thomas More quotes: For the springs of both good and evil flow from the prince over a whole nation, as from a lasting fountain. For the springs of both good and evil flow from the prince over a whole nation, as from a lasting fountain.
Thomas More quotes: No man shall be blamed in the maintenance of his own religion. No man shall be blamed in the maintenance of his own religion.
Thomas More quotes: He is an unskilful physician that cannot cure one disease without casting his patient into another. He is an unskilful physician that cannot cure one disease without casting his patient into another.
Thomas More quotes: We are all in the same cart, going to execution; how can I hate anyone or wish anyone harm? We are all in the same cart, going to execution; how can I hate anyone or wish anyone harm?
Thomas More quotes: A little wanton money, which burned out the bottom of his purse. A little wanton money, which burned out the bottom of his purse.
Thomas More quotes: I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself. I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself.
Thomas More quotes: It's a poor doctor who can't cure one disease without giving you another. It's a poor doctor who can't cure one disease without giving you another.
Thomas More quotes: Every eutopia contains a dystopia, every dystopia contains a eutopia. In Every eutopia contains a dystopia, every dystopia contains a eutopia. In
Thomas More quotes: You wouldn't abandon ship in a storm just because you couldn't control the winds. You wouldn't abandon ship in a storm just because you couldn't control the winds.