Henry Fielding

1707 - 1754

A Quote by Henry Fielding

Oh, the roast beef of England, And old England's roast beef!

Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)

Source: The Grub Street Opera. Act iii. Sc. 2.

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A Quote by Henry Fielding

Enough is equal to a feast.

Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)

Source: The Covent Garden Tragedy. Act v. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by Henry Fielding on anger, dogs, and fighting

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.

Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)

Source: Tom Thumb the Great. Act i. Sc. 6.

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A Quote by Henry Fielding on evil, good, and mankind

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.

Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)

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A Quote by Henry Fielding on dignity and history

The dignity of history.

Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)

Source: Tom Jones. Book xi. Chap. ii.

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A Quote by Henry Fielding on design, fortune, honor, and marriage

His designs were strictly honourable, as the phrase is; that is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.

Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)

Source: Tom Jones, (1749) bk. xi, ch. 4

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A Quote by Henry Fielding on death, friendship, time, and world

Distance of time and place funereally cure what they seem to aggravate; and taking leave of our friends resembles taking leave of the world, of which it has been said that it is not death, but dying, which is terrible.

Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)

Source: Amelia

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A Quote by Henry Fielding on affection, desires, failure, and quality

The constant desire of pleasing which is the peculiar quality of some, may be called the happiest of all desires in this that it rarely fails of attaining its end when not disgraced by affectation.

Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)

Source: Joseph Andrews

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A Quote by Henry Fielding

Much may be said on both sides.

Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)

Source: The Covent Garden Tragedy, act i. sc. 8.

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