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Henry Fielding

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No one hath seen beauty in its highest lustre who hath never seen it in distress.

— Henry Fielding


I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more.

— Henry Fielding

#inner-peace #inner-peace

Fashion is the science of appearance, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.

— Henry Fielding

#desire #fashion #inspires #rather #science

All nature wears one universal grin.

— Henry Fielding

#nature #universal #wears

An author ought to consider himself, not as a gentleman who gives a private or eleemosynary treat, but rather as one who keeps a public ordinary, at which all persons are welcome for their money.

— Henry Fielding


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

— Henry Fielding

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It is not enough that your designs, nay that your actions, are intrinsically good, you must take care they shall appear so.

— Henry Fielding

#ironic #wise-words #design

In Truth, none seem to have any Title to assert Human Nature to be necessarily and universally evil, but those whose own Minds afford them one Instance of this natural Depravity.

— Henry Fielding


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

#dishonest #ever #face #false #good

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

— Henry Fielding

#god #like #make #money #plague

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Censor of Great Britain" until November of the same year. The particular play that triggered the Licensing Act was The Golden Rump but Fielding's satires had set the tone. Though a minor item in Fielding's total oeuvre the subject is consistent with his ongoing preoccupation with fraud sham and masks.

Henry Fielding (22 April 1707 – 8 October 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess and as the author of the novel Tom Jones. His younger sister Sarah also became a successful writer.

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