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.
Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
The dusky night rides down the sky, And ushers in the morn' The hounds all join in glorious cry, The huntsman winds his horn: And a-hunting we will go.
Source: A-Hunting We Will Go
Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.
Source: Love in Several Masques.
Enough is equal to a feast.
Source: The Covent Garden Tragedy. Act v. Sc. 1.
Lo, when two dogs are fighting in the streets, With 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.
Source: Tom Thumb the Great. Act i. Sc. 6.
Let no man be sorry he has done good, because others have done evil! If a man has acted right, he has done well, though alone; if wrong, the sanction of all mankind will not justify him.
The dignity of history.
Source: Tom Jones. Book xi. Chap. ii.
His designs were strictly honourable, as the phrase is; that is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.
Source: Tom Jones, (1749) bk. xi, ch. 4
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