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It is not from nature, but from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived. Henry Fielding

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Money will say more in one moment than the most eloquent lover can in years. Henry Fielding

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One fool at least in every married couple. Henry Fielding

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If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil. Henry Fielding

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Sir, money, money, the most charming of all things; money, which will say more in one moment than the most elegant lover can in years. Perhaps you will say a man is not young; I answer he is rich. He is not genteel, handsome, witty, brave, good-humored, but he is rich, rich, rich, rich, rich --that one word contradicts everything you can say against him. Henry Fielding

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Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not. Henry Fielding

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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

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Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy. Henry Fielding

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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

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Money is the fruit of evil, as often as the root of it. Henry Fielding

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All nature wears one universal grin. Henry Fielding

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There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman. Henry Fielding

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Where the law ends tyranny begins. Henry Fielding

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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

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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

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Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others. Henry Fielding

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Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of. Henry Fielding

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but when widows exclaim loudly against second marriages, I would always lay a wager that the man, if not the wedding-day, is absolutely fixed on. Henry Fielding

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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

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It hath often been said that it is not death but dying that is terrible. Henry Fielding

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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

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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

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Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. Henry Fielding

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We are as liable to be corrupted by books, as by companions. Henry Fielding

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What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow. Henry Fielding

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Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality. Henry Fielding

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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

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Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason. Henry Fielding

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Conscience -- the only incorruptible thing about us. Henry Fielding

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There is nothing a man of good sense dreads in a wife so much as her having more sense than himself. Henry Fielding

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It is not death, but dying, which is terrible. Henry Fielding

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When I'm not thanked at all, I'm thanked enough, I've done my duty, and I've done no more. Henry Fielding

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There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true. Henry Fielding

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The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best of hearts. Henry Fielding

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Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation. Henry Fielding

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Thwackum was for doing justice, and leaving mercy to Heaven. Henry Fielding

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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

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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

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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

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Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. It is, Sir, the great grandfather of cuckoldom. Henry Fielding

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When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief. Henry Fielding