Quotes by Henry Fielding

Henry Fielding

Henry Fielding

English writer

Alive from: 1707-1754

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    Fashion is the science of appearance, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
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    Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy.
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    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!
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    A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool.
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    All nature wears one universal grin.
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    Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor.
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    Conscience - the only incorruptible thing about us.
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    Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. It is, Sir, the great grandfather of cuckoldom.
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    Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue.
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    He in a few minutes ravished this fair creature, or at least would have ravished her, if she had not, by a timely compliance, prevented him.
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    He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatest of the soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported without the latter.
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    His designs were strictly honorable, as the phrase is; that is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.
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    I have found it; I have discovered the cause of all the misfortunes which befell him. A public school, Joseph, was the cause of all the calamities which he afterwards suffered. Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality.
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    If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.
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    In reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them men of much greater profundity than they really are.
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