Henry Fielding Quotes (179 quotes)
“When I'm not thanked at all, I'm thanked enough, I've done my duty, and I've done no more.”
Act I, sc. iii. - Tom Thumb the Great (1730)
Book III, ch. 11. - Amelia (1751)
“A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not.”
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749), Book II, Chapter I
Act I, sc. i. - Tom Thumb the Great (1730)
“A true Christian can never be disappointed if he doth not receive his reward in this world; the laborer might as well complain that he is not paid his hire in the middle of the day.”
Amelia (1751), Book 9, Chapter 8
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsHenry Fielding
Born: April 22, 1707
Died: October 8, 1754 (aged 47)
Occupation: Novelist, dramatist
Bio: Henry Fielding was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel Tom Jones.