Quotes by Henry Fielding

A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not.
– Henry Fielding
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
A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart.
– Henry Fielding
Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.
– Henry Fielding
All nature wears one universal grin.
– Henry Fielding
Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor.
– Henry Fielding
Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness.
– Henry Fielding
Every hardship; every joy; every temptation is a challenge of the spirit; that the human soul may prove itself. The great chain of necessity wherewith we are bound has divine significance; and nothing happens which has not some service in working out the sublime destiny of the human soul.
– 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
His designs were strictly honorable, as the phrase is; that is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.
– Henry Fielding
If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.
– Henry Fielding
Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.
– Henry Fielding
LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food; sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites.
– Henry Fielding
Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil.
– Henry Fielding
Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.
– Henry Fielding
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.
– Henry Fielding
One fool at least in every married couple.
– Henry Fielding
Read in order to live.
– Henry Fielding
Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others.
– Henry Fielding
Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of.
– Henry Fielding