There is perhaps no surer mark of folly, than to attempt to correct natural infirmities of those we love.
Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)
Source: Tom Jones
Contributed by: Zaady
He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of the soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported without the latter.
Money is the fruit of evil, as often as the root of it.
'I did not mean to abuse the cloth; I only said your conclusion was a non sequitur.'- 'You are another,' cries the sergeant.
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.
Penny saved is a penny got.
Source: The Miser. Act iii. Sc. 12.
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.
Source: Tom Thumb the Great. Act i. Sc. 2.
Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.
Source: Tom Jones. Book x. Chap. viii.
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