Henry Fielding Quotes

Henry Fielding

English dramatist & novelist (1707 - 1754)

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Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to criti

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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Jenny replied to this with a bitterness which might have surprized a judicious person, who had observed the tranquillity with which she bore all the affronts to her chastity; but her patience was perhaps tired out, for this is a virtue which is very apt to be fatigued by exercise.

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

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He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness 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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If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.

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Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.

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

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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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