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Henry Fielding Quotes

(1707-1754), British Novelist, Dramatist

He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatest of the soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported without the latter.

Category: Adversity

Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy.

Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism

When I'm not thanked at all, I'm thanked enough, I've done my duty, and I've done no more.

Category: Appreciation

There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.

Category: Books And Reading

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

Category: Books And Reading

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

Category: Charity

When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.

Category: Children

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

Category: Churches

There is nothing a man of good sense dreads in a wife so much as her having more sense than himself.

Category: Common Sense

Conscience -- the only incorruptible thing about us.

Category: Conscience

In reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them men of much greater profundity than they really are.

Category: Critics And Criticism

Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. It is, Sir, the great grandfather of cuckoldom.

Category: Dance And Dancing

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

Category: Death And Dying

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

Category: Death And Dying

It is not from nature, but from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived.

Category: Desire