Sarah Fielding

East Stour, Dorset
Sarah Fielding
East Stour, Dorset

Quotes

11 November 2014
The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.
11 November 2014
The supposition that it was possible for any woman to be so mean-spirited as not at least to wish to tear out her rival's eyes was too hard for the digestion of the Cry.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
[Allegory] is a flight by which the human wit attempts at one and the same time to investigate two objects, and consequently is fitted only to the most exalted geniuses.
11 November 2014
But in all things whether we shall make only a due use of the liberties we have asked, is left entirely to the judicious reader to decide.
11 November 2014
His lordship pronounced his assent to take to wife his destined prey (in the words "I will"), with a voice as audible as generally breaks forth from a mouth vacated by the inhabitants, its teeth.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
Agreeable then to my present inclination, I formed the object of my own worship, which was no other than my own understanding.
11 November 2014
[F]or as Socrates says that a wise man is a citizen of the world, so I thought that a wise woman was equally at liberty to range through every station or degree of men, to fix her choice wherever she pleased.
11 November 2014
I was by degrees awakened as from a dream, and feared that my whole life could properly be counted nothing else but a fantastic vision.

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