Henry Fielding Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old henry fielding quotes, henry fielding sayings, and henry fielding proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.     

Henry Fielding

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

Henry Fielding

There is an insolence which none but those who themselves deserve contempt can bestow, and those only who deserve no contempt can bear.     

Henry Fielding

Guilt hath very quick ears to an accusation.     

Henry Fielding

A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart.     

Henry Fielding

A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart.     

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

Flattery is never so agreeable as to our blind side; commend a fool for his wit, or a knave for his honesty, and they will receive you into their bosoms.     

Henry Fielding

Let no man be sorry he has done good, because others have done evil.     

Henry Fielding

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

In a debate, rather pull to pieces the argument of thy antagonists than offer him any of thy own; for thus thou wilt fight him in his own country.     

Henry Fielding

The woman and the soldier who do not defend the first pass will never defend the last.     

Henry Fielding

The slander of some people is as great a recommendation as the praise of others.     

Henry Fielding

Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation.     

Henry Fielding

These kind of hair-breadth missings of happiness look like the insults of fortune.     

Henry Fielding

A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not.     

Henry Fielding

A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart.     

Henry Fielding

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

Henry Fielding

A lottery is a taxation on all of the fools in creation.     

Henry Fielding

Since I have dealt in suds, I could never discover more than two reasons for shaving; the one is to get a beard, the other is to get rid of one.     

Henry Fielding

Considering the unforeseen events of this world, we should be taught that no human condition should inspire men with absolute despair.     

Henry Fielding

Perhaps the summary of good-breeding may be reduced to this rule. "Behave unto all men as you would they should behave unto you." This will most certainly oblige us to treat all mankind with the utmost civility and respect, there being nothing that we desire more than to be treated so by them.     

Henry Fielding