Henry Fielding Quotes

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Henry Fielding Quotes

  • A good face they say, is a letter of recommendation. O Nature, Nature, why art thou so dishonest, as ever to send men with these false recommendations into the World!

  • A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not.

  • A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool.

  • A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart.

  • Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.

  • All nature wears one universal grin.

  • Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor.

  • Conscience – the only incorruptible thing about us.

  • Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness.

  • Fashion is the science of appearance, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.

  • Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue.

  • Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation.

  • He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported with the later.

  • I describe not men, but manners; not an individual, but a species.

  • If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.

  • It hath been often said, that it is not death, but dying, which is terrible.

  • It is not death, but dying, which is terrible.

  • Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.

  • LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food; sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites.

  • Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil.

  • Money is the fruit of evil, as often as the root of it.

  • Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.

  • Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity then they really are.

  • One fool at least in every married couple.

  • Read in order to live.

  • Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others.

  • Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of.

  • The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim.

  • The devil take me, if I think anything but love to be the object of love.

  • The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best hearts.

  • The world have payed too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them men of much greater profundity than they really are.

  • There is an insolence which none but those who themselves deserve contempt can bestow, and those only who deserve no contempt can bear.

  • There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.

  • There is perhaps no surer mark of folly, than to attempt to correct natural infirmities of those we love.

  • We are as liable to be corrupted by books, as by companions.

  • What’s vice today may be virtue, tomorrow.

  • When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.

  • When I’m not thanked at all, I’m thanked enough, I’ve done my duty, and I’ve done no more.

  • When widows exclaim loudly against second marriages, I would always lay a wager than the man, If not the wedding day, is absolutely fixed on.

  • Where the law ends tyranny begins.

  • Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy.

  • Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.

  • Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation.
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