Sarah Fielding Quotes

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Sarah Fielding Quotes

Their virtues lived in their children. The family changed its persons but not its manners, and they continued a blessing to the world from generation to generation.
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Flattery in courtship is the highest insolence, for whilst it pretends to bestow on you more than you deserve, it is watching an opportunity to take from you what you really have.

— Sarah Fielding

I was condemned to be beheaded, or burnt, as the king pleased; and he was graciously pleased, from the great remains of his love, to choose the mildest sentence.

— Sarah Fielding

There appears to be but two grand master passions or movers in the human mind, namely, love and pride. And what constitutes the beauty or deformity of a man's character is the choice he makes under which banner he determines to enlist himself. But there is a strong distinction between different degress in the same thing and a mixture of two contraries.

— Sarah Fielding

Agreeable then to my present inclination, I formed the object of my own worship, which was no other than my own understanding.

— Sarah Fielding

Little miss is taught by her mamma that she must never speak before she is spoken to. On this she sits bridling up her head, looking from one to the other, in hopes of being called to and addressed by the name of pretty miss ... But if this should not happen and no one should take any notice of her, she is ready to cry at the neglect. But should there be another miss in the room caressed and taken notice of whilst she is thus overlooked, it will be impossible for her to contain her tears, and blubbering is the word.

— Sarah Fielding

I am none of those nonsensical fools that can whine and make romantic love
I leave that to younger brothers. Let my estate speakfor me.

— Sarah Fielding

The motives to actions and the inward turns of mind seem in our opinion more necessary to be known than the actions themselves; and much rather would we choose that our reader should clearly understand what our principal actors think than what they do.

— Sarah Fielding

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