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Henry Fielding
April 22, 1707 - October 8, 1754
Nationality: English
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: English Novelist

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


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


When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.

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Where the law ends tyranny begins.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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!


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


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


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


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


The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim.


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


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


What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow.


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.


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