Henry Fielding

Henry Fielding

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Author Profession: English writer
Born: April 22, 1707
Died: October 08, 1754
Birth Sign: Taurus

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Henry Fielding quotes

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

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

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

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

Conscience - the only incorruptible thing about us.

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

Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation.

All nature wears one universal grin.

Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.

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

Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.

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

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

Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness.

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

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: 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.

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

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

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