Henry Fielding Quotes

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Henry Fielding quotes: The dignity of history. The dignity of history.
Henry Fielding quotes: What a silly fellow must he be who would do the devil's work for free. What a silly fellow must he be who would do the devil's work for free.
Henry Fielding quotes: Beauty may be the object of likinggreat qualities of admirationgood ones of esteembut love only is the object of love. Beauty may be the object of liking
great qualities of admiration
good ones of esteem
but love only is the object of love.
Henry Fielding quotes: His designs were strictly honourable, as the phrase is; that is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage. His designs were strictly honourable, as the phrase is; that is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.
Henry Fielding quotes: I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more. I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more.
Henry Fielding quotes: In the forming of female friendships beauty seldom recommends one woman to another. In the forming of female friendships beauty seldom recommends one woman to another.
Henry Fielding quotes: The only source of the true Ridiculous (as it appears to me) is affectation The only source of the true Ridiculous (as it appears to me) is affectation
Henry Fielding quotes: Considering the unforeseen events of this world, we should be taught that no human condition should inspire men with absolute despair. Considering the unforeseen events of this world, we should be taught that no human condition should inspire men with absolute despair.
Henry Fielding quotes: Nothing more aggravates ill success than the near approach of good. Nothing more aggravates ill success than the near approach of good.
Henry Fielding quotes: Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness.
Henry Fielding quotes: Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason. Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.
Henry Fielding quotes: The devil take me, if I think anything but love to be the object of love. The devil take me, if I think anything but love to be the object of love.
Henry Fielding quotes: Thirst teaches all animals to drink, but drunkenness belongs only to man. Thirst teaches all animals to drink, but drunkenness belongs only to man.
Henry Fielding quotes: Custom may lead a man into many errors; but it justifies none. Custom may lead a man into many errors; but it justifies none.
Henry Fielding quotes: Conscience - the only incorruptible thing about us. Conscience - the only incorruptible thing about us.
Henry Fielding quotes: It is a trite but true definition that examples work more forcibly on the mind than precepts. It is a trite but true definition that examples work more forcibly on the mind than precepts.
Henry Fielding quotes: 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. 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 quotes: When I'm not thanked at all, I'm thanked enough, I've done my duty, and I've done no more. When I'm not thanked at all, I'm thanked enough, I've done my duty, and I've done no more.
Henry Fielding quotes: Money is the fruit of evil, as often as the root of it. Money is the fruit of evil, as often as the root of it.
Henry Fielding quotes: Thwackum was for doing justice, and leaving mercy to heaven. Thwackum was for doing justice, and leaving mercy to heaven.
Henry Fielding quotes: In a debate, rather pull to pieces the argument of thy antagonists than offer him any of thy own; for thus thou wilt fight him in his own country. In a debate, rather pull to pieces the argument of thy antagonists than offer him any of thy own; for thus thou wilt fight him in his own country.
Henry Fielding quotes: Gravity is the best cloak for sin in all countries. Gravity is the best cloak for sin in all countries.
Henry Fielding quotes: What is commonly called love, namely the desire of satisfying a voracious appetite with a certain quantity of delicate white human flesh. What is commonly called love, namely the desire of satisfying a voracious appetite with a certain quantity of delicate white human flesh.
Henry Fielding quotes: Can any man have a higher notion of the rule of right and the eternal fitness of things? Can any man have a higher notion of the rule of right and the eternal fitness of things?
Henry Fielding quotes: Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue. 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 Fielding quotes: It is not from nature, but from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived. It is not from nature, but from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived.
Henry Fielding quotes: Where the law ends tyranny begins. Where the law ends tyranny begins.
Henry Fielding quotes: The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim. The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim.
Henry Fielding quotes: Hairbreadth missings of happiness look like the insults of Fortune. Hairbreadth missings of happiness look like the insults of Fortune.
Henry Fielding quotes: Riches without charity are nothing worth. They are a blessing only to him who makes them a blessing to others. Riches without charity are nothing worth. They are a blessing only to him who makes them a blessing to others.
Henry Fielding quotes: Dignity and love were never yet boon companions. Dignity and love were never yet boon companions.
Henry Fielding quotes: Yes, I had two strings to my bow; both golden ones, egad! and both cracked. Yes, I had two strings to my bow; both golden ones, egad! and both cracked.
Henry Fielding quotes: All Nature wears one universal grin. All Nature wears one universal grin.
Henry Fielding quotes: Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor. Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor.
Henry Fielding quotes: Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.
Henry Fielding quotes: Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others. Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others.
Henry Fielding quotes: Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of. Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of.
Henry Fielding quotes: When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief. When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
Henry Fielding quotes: Men who pay for what they eat will insist on gratifying their palates Men who pay for what they eat will insist on gratifying their palates
Henry Fielding quotes: Never trust the man who has reason to suspect that you know he has injured you Never trust the man who has reason to suspect that you know he has injured you
Henry Fielding quotes: Ingratitude never so thoroughly pierces the human breast as when it proceeds from those in whose behalf we have been guilty of transgressions. Ingratitude never so thoroughly pierces the human breast as when it proceeds from those in whose behalf we have been guilty of transgressions.
Henry Fielding quotes: Sensuality not only debases both body and mind, but dulls the keen edge of pleasure. Sensuality not only debases both body and mind, but dulls the keen edge of pleasure.
Henry Fielding quotes: The highest friendship must always lead us to the highest pleasure. The highest friendship must always lead us to the highest pleasure.
Henry Fielding quotes: Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil. Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil.
Henry Fielding quotes: A wonder lasts but nine days, and then the puppy's eyes are open. A wonder lasts but nine days, and then the puppy's eyes are open.
Henry Fielding quotes: Every physician almost hath his favourite disease. Every physician almost hath his favourite disease.
Henry Fielding quotes: A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool. 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 Fielding quotes: If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil. If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.
Henry Fielding quotes: Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not. Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.
Henry Fielding quotes: 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. 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.
Henry Fielding quotes: Most men like in women what is most opposite their own characters. Most men like in women what is most opposite their own characters.
Henry Fielding quotes: It is well known to all great men, that by conferring an obligation they do not always procure a friend, but are certain of creating many enemies. It is well known to all great men, that by conferring an obligation they do not always procure a friend, but are certain of creating many enemies.
Henry Fielding quotes: Thy modesty 's a candle to thy merit. Thy modesty 's a candle to thy merit.
Henry Fielding quotes: To the generality of men you cannot give a stronger hint for them to impose upon you than by imposing upon yourself. To the generality of men you cannot give a stronger hint for them to impose upon you than by imposing upon yourself.
Henry Fielding quotes: I describe not men, but manners; not an individual, but a species. I describe not men, but manners; not an individual, but a species.
Henry Fielding quotes: The world have payed too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them men of much greater profundity than they really are. The world have payed too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them men of much greater profundity than they really are.
Henry Fielding quotes: For parents to restrain the inclinations of their children in marriage is an usurped power. For parents to restrain the inclinations of their children in marriage is an usurped power.
Henry Fielding quotes: The exceptions of the scrupulous put one in mind of some general pardons where everything is forgiven except crimes. The exceptions of the scrupulous put one in mind of some general pardons where everything is forgiven except crimes.
Henry Fielding quotes: Clergy are men as well as other folks. Clergy are men as well as other folks.
Henry Fielding quotes: We endeavor to conceal our vices under the disguise of the opposite virtues. We endeavor to conceal our vices under the disguise of the opposite virtues.
Henry Fielding quotes: A good countenance is a letter of recommendation. A good countenance is a letter of recommendation.
Henry Fielding quotes: The slander of some people is as great a recommendation as the praise of others. The slander of some people is as great a recommendation as the praise of others.
Henry Fielding quotes: He that dies before sixty, of a cold or consumption, dies, in reality, by a violent death. He that dies before sixty, of a cold or consumption, dies, in reality, by a violent death.
Henry Fielding quotes: The blackest ink of fate are sure my lot, And when fate writ my name it made a blot. The blackest ink of fate are sure my lot, And when fate writ my name it made a blot.
Henry Fielding quotes: Handsome is that handsome does. Handsome is that handsome does.
Henry Fielding quotes: No one hath seen beauty in its highest lustre who hath never seen it in distress. No one hath seen beauty in its highest lustre who hath never seen it in distress.
Henry Fielding quotes: Good writers will, indeed, do well to imitate the ingenious traveller ... who always proportions his stay in any place. Good writers will, indeed, do well to imitate the ingenious traveller ... who always proportions his stay in any place.
Henry Fielding quotes: A good man therefore is a standing lesson to us all. A good man therefore is a standing lesson to us all.
Henry Fielding quotes: There is scarce any man, how much soever he may despise the character of a flatterer, but will condescend in the meanest manner to flatter himself There is scarce any man, how much soever he may despise the character of a flatterer, but will condescend in the meanest manner to flatter himself
Henry Fielding quotes: Wit, like hunger, will be with great difficulty restrained from falling on vice and ignorance, where there is great plenty and variety of food. Wit, like hunger, will be with great difficulty restrained from falling on vice and ignorance, where there is great plenty and variety of food.
Henry Fielding quotes: Such indeed was her image, that neither could Shakespeare describe, nor Hogarth paint, nor Clive act, a fury in higher perfection. Such indeed was her image, that neither could Shakespeare describe, nor Hogarth paint, nor Clive act, a fury in higher perfection.