The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best of hearts.
Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)
Contributed by: Zaady
Source: Covent Garden Journal. Jan. 11, 1752.
There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
Source: Tom Jones. Book x. Chap. viii.
Thy modesty 's a candle to thy merit.
Source: Tom Thumb the Great. Act i. Sc. 3.
Make money your God, and it will plague you like the devil.
All Nature wears one universal grin.
Source: Tom Thumb the Great. Act i. Sc. 1.
'I did not mean to abuse the cloth; I only said your conclusion was a non sequitur.'- 'You are another,' cries the sergeant.
Source: Tom Jones
To whom nothing is given, of him can nothing be required.
Source: Joseph Andrews
It is well known to all great men, that by conferring an obligation they do not always procure a friend, but are certain of creating many enemies.
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