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

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

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

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

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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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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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