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36 Famous Quotes by Henry Fielding
4/22/1707 - 10/8/1754
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The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best hearts

Prudence Quotes, by Henry Fielding

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Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.

Relationships Quotes, by Henry Fielding

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Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.

Scandal Quotes, by Henry Fielding

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

Wine Quotes, by Henry Fielding

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But me no buts.

Proverbs Quotes, by Henry Fielding , Source: Rape upon Rape (act II, sc. 2)

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Illustrious predecessors.

Example Quotes, by Henry Fielding , Source: in the "Covent Garden Journal"

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Amiable weakness.

Weakness Quotes, by Henry Fielding , Source: Tom Jones (bk. X, ch. VIII)

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Handsome is that handsome does.

Appearance Quotes, by Henry Fielding , Source: Tom Jones (bk. IV, ch. XII), also see George Granville

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Yes, I had two strings to my bow; both golden ones, egad! and both cracked.

Prudence Quotes, by Henry Fielding , Source: Love in Several Masques (act V, sc. 13)

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Can any man have a higher notion of the rule of right and the eternal fitness of things?

Order Quotes, by Henry Fielding , Source: Tom Jones (bk. IV, ch. IV)

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So when two dogs are fighting in the streets, When a third dog one of the two dogs meets: With angry teeth he bites him to the bone, And this dog smarts for what that dog has done.

Contention Quotes, by Henry Fielding , Source: Tom Thumb the Great (act I, sc. 5, l. 55)

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None of our political writers . . . take notice of any more than three estates, namely, Kings, Lords and Commons . . . passing by in silence that very large and powerful body which form the fourth estate in the community . . . the Mob.

Journalism Quotes, by Henry Fielding , Source: Covent Garden Journal

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The blackest ink of fate are sure my lot, And when fate writ my name it made a blot.

Names Quotes, by Henry Fielding , Source: Amelia (II, 9)

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

Duty Quotes, by Henry Fielding , Source: The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great (act I, sc. 3)

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The modesty's a candle to thy merit.

Modesty Quotes, by Henry Fielding , Source: Tom Thumb the Great (act I, sc. 3, l. 8)

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Republic of letters.

Literature Quotes, by Henry Fielding , Source: Tom Jones (bk. XIV, ch. I)

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When mighty roast beef was the Englishman's food It ennobled our hearts and enriched our blood-- Our soldiers were brave and our courtiers were good. Oh! the roast beef of England. And Old England's roast beef.

Eating Quotes, by Henry Fielding , Source: Grub Street Opera (act III, sc. 2), "The Roast Beef of Old England"

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This story will never go down.

Story telling Quotes, by Henry Fielding , Source: Tumble-Down Dick (air I)

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

Thankfulness Quotes, by Henry Fielding , Source: The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great (act I, sc. 3)

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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.

Intemperance Quotes, by Henry Fielding , Source: Tom Thumb the Great (act I, sc. 2)

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

Tenderness Quotes, by Henry Fielding

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

Envy Quotes, by Henry Fielding

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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.

Joy Quotes, by Henry Fielding

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

Worth Quotes, by Henry Fielding

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

Inspirational Quotes, by Henry Fielding

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