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Henry Fielding Quotes


57 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."
"The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim."
"Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue."
"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."
"There is an insolence which none but those who themselves deserve contempt can bestow, and those only who deserve no contempt can bear."
"Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy."
"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!"
"There is perhaps no surer mark of folly, than to attempt to correct natural infirmities of those we love."
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"The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best hearts."
"Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of."
"There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman."
"LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food; sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites."
"Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not."
"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"
Author: Fielding Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"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 latter."
Author: Fielding Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. It is, Sir, the great grandfather of cuckoldom."
"Every physician almost hath his favourite disease."
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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"
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"It is not from nature, but from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived."
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"Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation"
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