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quotation: Henry Fielding


Great vices are the proper objects of our detestation, smaller faults of our pity, but affectation appears to me the only true source of the ridiculous.

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


Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.

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quotation: Henry Fielding


LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food; sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites.

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Quotation: Henry Fielding on corruption


We are as liable to be corrupted by our books as by our companions.

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Quotation: Henry Fielding (1707-1754) on Custom, errors and justification


Custom may lead a man into many errors; but it justifies none.

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He said What? (Quotation): Henry Fielding (1707-1754) and Kahlil Gibran (1883 – 1931): on the art of conforting another


Giving comfort under affliction requires that penetration into the human mind, joined to that experience which knows how to soothe, how to reason, and how to ridicule; taking the utmost care never to apply those arts improperly.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Khalil Gibran Sculpture

Khalil Gibran Sculpture (Photo credit: rachaelvoorhees)

The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a  guest and then becomes a host, and then a master.
      – Kahlil Gibran

Today’s Quotation: Fashion


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

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Quotation Of The Day: Henry Fielding (1707-1754)


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!

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Today’s Birthday: Henry Fielding (1707)


Henry Fielding (1707)

Born 22 April 1707(1707-04-22)
Sharpham, Glastonbury, Somerset, England
Died 8 October 1754(1754-10-08) (aged 47)
Lisbon, Portugal
Pen name Captain Hercules Vinegar“, also some works published anonymously
Occupation Novelist, dramatist
Nationality English
Period 1728–54
Genres satire, picaresque
Literary movement Enlightenment, Augustan Age
Relative(s) Sara Banerji (1900s author)

Fielding was an English novelist and dramatist known for his humor and satire. He settled in London in 1729 and began writing comedies, farces, and burlesques, including Tom Thumb. Two of his satires attacked the Walpole government and provoked the Licensing Act of 1737, which initiated censorship of the stage and ended his career as a playwright. He thereupon turned to writing novels, publishing his most popular work, Tom Jones, in 1749. Why did he travel to Portugal in 1754? More… Discuss