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There is nothing a man of good sense dreads in a wife so much as her having more sense than read more

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

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

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

by Henry Fielding Found in: Wine Quotes,
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Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.

Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.

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Petition me no petitions, Sir, to-day;
Let other hours be set apart for business,
To-day it is read more

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.

by Henry Fielding Found in: Intemperance Quotes,
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When I'm not thank'd at all, I'm thank'd enough:
I've done my duty, and I've done no more.

When I'm not thank'd at all, I'm thank'd enough:
I've done my duty, and I've done no more.

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

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

by Henry Fielding Found in: Envy Quotes,
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It is not from nature, but from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived.

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

by Henry Fielding Found in: Want Quotes,
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Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart read more

Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue.

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

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

by Henry Fielding Found in: Tenderness Quotes,
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The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best hearts

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

by Henry Fielding Found in: Prudence Quotes,
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