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 :: 1707-1754, British Novelist, Dramatist

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What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow.
~ Henry Fielding - [Vice]

 

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The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best of hearts.
~ Henry Fielding - [Prudence]

 

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Thwackum was for doing justice, and leaving mercy to Heaven.
~ Henry Fielding - [Punishment]

 

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Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.
~ Henry Fielding - [Reason]

 

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I have found it; I have discovered the cause of all the misfortunes which befell him. A public school, Joseph, was the cause of all the calamities which he afterwards suffered. Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality.
~ Henry Fielding - [School]

 

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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 - [Seduction]

 

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His designs were strictly honorable, as the phrase is; that is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.
~ Henry Fielding - [Intentions]

 

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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 - [Joy]

 

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Where the law ends tyranny begins.
~ Henry Fielding - [Law and Lawyers]

 

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A lover, when he is admitted to cards, ought to be solemnly silent, and observe the motions of his mistress. He must laugh when she laughs, sigh when she sighs. In short, he should be the shadow of her mind. A lady, in the presence of her lover, should never want a looking-glass; as a beau, in the presence of his looking-glass, never wants a mistress.
~ Henry Fielding - [Lovers]

 

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One fool at least in every married couple.
~ Henry Fielding - [Marriage]

 

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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 - [Marriage]

 

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If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.
~ Henry Fielding - [Money]

 

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Money is the fruit of evil, as often as the root of it.
~ Henry Fielding - [Money]

 

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Money will say more in one moment than the most eloquent lover can in years.
~ Henry Fielding - [Money]

 

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Sir, money, money, the most charming of all things; money, which will say more in one moment than the most elegant lover can in years. Perhaps you will say a man is not young; I answer he is rich. He is not genteel, handsome, witty, brave, good-humored, but he is rich, rich, rich, rich, rich --that one word contradicts everything you can say against him.
~ Henry Fielding - [Money]

 

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All nature wears one universal grin.
~ Henry Fielding - [Nature]

 

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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!
~ Henry Fielding - [Faces]

 

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Fashion is the science of appearance, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
~ Henry Fielding - [Fashion]

 

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Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor.
~ Henry Fielding - [Fools and Foolishness]

 

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