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Henry Fielding Quotes

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!

A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it 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.

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

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

All nature wears one universal grin.

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.

Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness.

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

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

Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation.

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.

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

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

It hath been often said, that it is not death, but dying, which is terrible.

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

Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.

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

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