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 :: 1707-1754, British Novelist, Dramatist

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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 - [Faces]

 

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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 - [Lovers]

 

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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 - [Charity]

 

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All nature wears one universal grin.
~ Henry Fielding - [Nature]

 

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Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor.
~ Henry Fielding - [Fools and Foolishness]

 

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Conscience -- the only incorruptible thing about us.
~ Henry Fielding - [Conscience]

 

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Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. It is, Sir, the great grandfather of cuckoldom.
~ Henry Fielding - [Dance and Dancing]

 

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Fashion is the science of appearance, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
~ Henry Fielding - [Fashion]

 

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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.
~ Henry Fielding - [Joy]

 

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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.
~ Henry Fielding - [Seduction]

 

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He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatest of the soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported without the latter.
~ Henry Fielding - [Adversity]

 

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His designs were strictly honorable, as the phrase is; that is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.
~ Henry Fielding - [Intentions]

 

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I have found it; I have discovered the cause of all the misfortunes which befell him. A public school, Joseph, was the cause of all the calamities which he afterwards suffered. Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality.
~ Henry Fielding - [School]

 

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If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.
~ Henry Fielding - [Money]

 

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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 - [Critics and Criticism]

 

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It hath often been said that it is not death but dying that is terrible.
~ Henry Fielding - [Death and Dying]

 

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It is not death, but dying, which is terrible.
~ Henry Fielding - [Death and Dying]

 

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It is not from nature, but from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived.
~ Henry Fielding - [Desire]

 

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Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.
~ Henry Fielding - [Gossip]

 

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Money is the fruit of evil, as often as the root of it.
~ Henry Fielding - [Money]

 

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