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Thomas More (1478-1535) quotes


  • A little wanton money, which burned out the bottom of his purse.
  • An absolutely new idea is one of the rarest things known to man.
  • Fond memory brings the light of other days around me.
  • For men use, if they have an evil turn, to write it in marble; and whose doth us a good turn we write it in dust.
  • I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself.
  • If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable.
  • The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.