Henry Fielding - Quotes

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Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation. ---->>>

When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. ---->>>

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

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

Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest 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. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

All nature wears one universal grin.

All nature wears one universal grin.

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

Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason. ---->>>

Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

Where the law ends tyranny begins. ---->>>

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! ---->>>

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

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

One fool at least in every married couple. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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

When I'm not thanked at all, I'm thanked enough, I've done my duty, and I've done no more. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is not death, but dying, which is terrible. ---->>>

The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim. ---->>>

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

What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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


Nationality: English
Born: April 22, 1707
Die: October 8, 1754
Occupation: Novelist

Henry Fielding (22 April 1707 – 8 October 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich, earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the picaresque novel Tom Jones. Additionally, he holds a significant place in the history of law enforcement, having used his authority as a magistrate to found (with his half-brother John) what some have called London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners (wikipedia)