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Henry Fielding Quotes

The hounds all join in glorious cry, / The huntsman winds his horn: / And a-hunting we will go.
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#Dogs

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

Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.
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#Gossip #English Novelist

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
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#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 latter.
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#Adversity

What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow.
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#English Novelist

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

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

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.
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#Love #Lovers

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.
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#Seduction

The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim
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#Affectation

Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness.
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#English Novelist #Dancing

The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best hearts
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#Tenderness

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

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.
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#Money

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

There is an insolence which none but those who themselves deserve contempt can bestow, and those only who deserve no contempt can bear
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#Contempt

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

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

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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#Duty

Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation
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#Envy

You spend all your life trying to do something they put people in asylums for.
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#People #Acting And Actors