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  1. Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor.


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


  3. When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.


  4. Money is the fruit of evil, as often as the root of it.




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


  6. The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best of hearts.


  7. What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow.


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


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


  10. Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.


  11. Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.


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


  13. One fool at least in every married couple.


  14. Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.


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

    • money

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

    • death

  17. Where the law ends tyranny begins.


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


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


  20. Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality.


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


  22. Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others.


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


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


  25. All nature wears one universal grin.


  26. Thwackum was for doing justice, and leaving mercy to Heaven.


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


  28. Conscience -- the only incorruptible thing about us.


  29. Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation.


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

    • happiness


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What are the best adversity quotes by Henry Fielding?


    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.


    My angel, cries Booth, it delights me to hear you talk thus, and for a reason you little guess; for I am assured that one who can so 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.

    • adversity

    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.

    • adversity

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

    • adversity

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What are the best marriage quotes by Henry Fielding?


    One fool at least in every married couple.

    • marriage

    When widows exclaim loudly against second marriages, I would always lay a wager that the man, if not the wedding day, is absolutely fixed on.

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What are the best happiness quotes by Henry Fielding?


    Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others.

    • happiness

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

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What are the best reading quotes by Henry Fielding?


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

    • reading

    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.

    • reading

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What are the best death quotes by Henry Fielding?


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

    • death

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

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Jenny replied to this with a bitterness which might have surprized a judicious person, who had observed the tranquillity with which she bore all the affronts to her chastity; but her patience was perhaps tired out, for this is a virtue which is very apt to be fatigued by exercise.


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.

  • money

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.

  • adversity

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.

  • reading



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!


Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness.


No one hath seen beauty in its highest lustre who hath never seen it in distress.


When widows exclaim loudly against second marriages, I would always lay a wager that the man, if not the wedding day, is absolutely fixed on.

  • marriage

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.


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


His designs were strictly honorable, as the phrase is; that is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.


A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not.


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.

  • adversity

Petition me no petitions, sir, to-day;Let other hours be set apart for business.To-day it is our pleasure to be drunk;And this our queen shall be as drunk as we.


Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of.


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.


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


Money will say more in one moment than the most eloquent lover can in years.

  • money

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 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.


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

  • adversity

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


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.

  • education

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


My angel, cries Booth, it delights me to hear you talk thus, and for a reason you little guess; for I am assured that one who can so 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.

  • adversity

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