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Henry Fielding

Фотография Генри Филдинг (photo Henry Fielding)

День рождения: 22.04.1707 года
Возраст: 47 лет
Место рождения: Шарпем-Парк графство Сомерсетшир, Великобритания
Дата смерти: 08.10.1754 года
Место смерти: Лиссабон, США

Quotes of Henry Fielding

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  • ⋅A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅Read in order to live. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best hearts. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅Conscience - the only incorruptible thing about us. /Henry Fielding
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  • ⋅Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅Fashion is the science of appearance, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅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. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅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. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅It hath often been said that it is not death but dying that is terrible. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅It is not death, but dying, which is terrible. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅There is nothing a man of good sense dreads in a wife so much as her having more sense than himself. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅We are as liable to be corrupted by books, as by companions. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅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. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅It is not from nature, but from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived. /Henry Fielding
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  • ⋅Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅All nature wears one universal grin. /Henry Fielding
  • ⋅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

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