Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Quote of the Day (Henry Fielding, on Good and Bad Men)

“It is much easier to make good men wise, than to make bad men good.”—English novelist Henry Fielding (1707-1754), The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749)

The image accompanying this post shows Albert Finney as the title character in the Oscar-winning adaptation of Henry Fielding’s classic. As you might surmise in this scene, Tom Jones, for all his good instincts, is very, very far from wisdom.

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