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Henry Fielding Quotes & Quotations
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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! Henry-FieldingHenry Fielding
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    A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not. Henry-FieldingHenry Fielding
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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. Henry-FieldingHenry Fielding
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    Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not. Henry-FieldingHenry Fielding
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    All nature wears one universal grin. Henry-FieldingHenry Fielding
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    Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor. Henry-FieldingHenry Fielding
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    Conscience - the only incorruptible thing about us. Henry-FieldingHenry Fielding
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    Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. Henry-FieldingHenry Fielding
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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. Henry-FieldingHenry Fielding
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    I describe not men, but manners; not an individual, but a species. Henry-FieldingHenry Fielding
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    If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil. Henry-FieldingHenry Fielding
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    It hath been often said, that it is not death, but dying, which is terrible. Henry-FieldingHenry Fielding
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    Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. Henry-FieldingHenry Fielding
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    LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food; sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites. Henry-FieldingHenry Fielding
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    Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil. Henry-FieldingHenry Fielding
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    Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason. Henry-FieldingHenry Fielding
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    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. Henry-FieldingHenry Fielding
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    Read in order to live. Henry-FieldingHenry Fielding
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    Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others. Henry-FieldingHenry Fielding
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    Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of. Henry-FieldingHenry Fielding
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    The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim. Henry-Fielding/">Henry Fielding
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    The devil take me, if I think anything but love to be the object of love. Henry-Fielding/">Henry Fielding
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    The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best hearts. Henry-Fielding/">Henry Fielding
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    There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman. Henry-Fielding/">Henry Fielding
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    There is perhaps no surer mark of folly, than to attempt to correct natural infirmities of those we love. Henry-Fielding/">Henry Fielding
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    We are as liable to be corrupted by books, as by companions. Henry-Fielding/">Henry Fielding
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    What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow. Henry-Fielding/">Henry Fielding
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    When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief. Henry-Fielding/">Henry Fielding
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    When I'm not thanked at all, I'm thanked enough, I've done my duty, and I've done no more. Henry-Fielding/">Henry Fielding
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    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. Henry-Fielding/">Henry Fielding
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    Where the law ends tyranny begins. Henry-Fielding/">Henry Fielding
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    Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not. Henry-Fielding/">Henry Fielding
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    Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation. Henry-Fielding/">Henry Fielding