Facts about Samuel Richardson

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Samuel Richardson was a famous Novelist from England, who lived between August 19, 1689 and July 4, 1761. He/she became 71 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 62 quotes who is written / told by Samuel.

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Famous quotes by Samuel Richardson (62)


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"The life of a good man is a continual warfare with his passions"
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"Nothing in human nature is so God-like as the disposition to do good to our fellow-creatures"
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"There are men who think themselves too wise to be religious"
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"Women are always most observed when they seem themselves least to observe, or to lay out for observation"
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"The mind can be but full. It will be as much filled with a small disagreeable occurrence, having no other, as with a large one"
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"The little words in the Republic of Letters, like the little folks in a nation, are the most useful and significant"
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"We are all very ready to believe what we like"
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"Men generally are afraid of a wife who has more understanding than themselves"
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"Women love to be called cruel, even when they are kindest"
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"Women are so much in love with compliments that rather than want them, they will compliment one another, yet mean no more by it than the men do"
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"All human excellence is but comparative. There may be persons who excel us, as much as we fancy we excel the meanest"
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"A widow's refusal of a lover is seldom so explicit as to exclude hope"
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"A Stander-by is often a better judge of the game than those that play"
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"A man may keep a woman, but not his estate"
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"A husband's mother and his wife had generally better be visitors than inmates"
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"A good man, though he will value his own countrymen, yet will think as highly of the worthy men of every nation under the sun"
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"A beautiful woman must expect to be more accountable for her steps, than one less attractive"
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"Would Alexander, madman as he was, have been so much a madman, had it not been for Homer?"
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"Women who have had no lovers, or having had one, two or three, have not found a husband, have perhaps rather had a miss than a loss, as men go"
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"Tutors who make youth learned do not always make them virtuous"
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"To what a bad choice is many a worthy woman betrayed, by that false and inconsiderate notion, That a reformed rake makes the best husband!"
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"To be a clergyman, and all that is compassionate and virtuous, ought to be the same thing"
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"Those who will bear much, shall have much to bear"
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"Those who have least to do are generally the most busy people in the world"
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"Those who can least bear a jest upon themselves, will be most diverted with one passed on others"
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"Those we dislike can do nothing to please us"
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"There would be no supporting life were we to feel quite as poignantly for others as we do for ourselves"
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"There is but one pride pardonable; that of being above doing a base or dishonorable action"
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"There is a pride, a self-love, in human minds that will seldom be kept so low as to make men and women humbler than they ought to be"
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"The English, the plain English, of the politest address of a gentleman to a lady is, I am now, dear Madam, your humble servant: Pray be so good as to let me be your Lord and Master"
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"The difference in the education of men and women must give the former great advantages over the latter, even where geniuses are equal"
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"The companion of an evening, and the companion for life, require very different qualifications"
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"The Cause of Women is generally the Cause of Virtue"
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"Sorrow makes an ugly face odious"
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"Some children act as if they thought their parents had nothing to do, but to see them established in the world and then quit it"
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"Smatterers in learning are the most opinionated"
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"Shame is a fitter and generally a more effectual punishment for a child than beating"
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"Quantity in food is more to be regarded than quality. A full meal is a great enemy both to study and industry"
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"Prejudices in disfavor of a person fix deeper, and are much more difficult to be removed, than prejudices in favor"
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"Married people should not be quick to hear what is said by either when in ill humor"
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"Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation"
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"Love will draw an elephant through a key-hole"
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"Love is not a volunteer thing"
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"Love gratified is love satisfied, and love satisfied is indifference begun"
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"Love before marriage is absolutely necessary"
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"Let a man do what he will by a single woman, the world is encouragingly apt to think Marriage a sufficient amends"
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"It may be very generous in one person to offer what it would be ungenerous in another to accept"
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"It is much easier to find fault with others, than to be faultless ourselves"
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"It is better to be thought perverse than insincere"
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"If the education and studies of children were suited to their inclinations and capacities, many would be made useful members of society that otherwise would make no figure in it"
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"Humility is a grace that shines in a high condition but cannot, equally, in a low one because a person in the latter is already, perhaps, too much humbled"
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"Hope is the cordial that keeps life from stagnating"
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"Honeymoon lasts not nowadays above a fortnight"
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"Handsome husbands often make a wife's heart ache"
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"Great allowances ought to be made for the petulance of persons laboring under ill-health"
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"From sixteen to twenty, all women, kept in humor by their hopes and by their attractions, appear to be good-natured"
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"For the human mind is seldom at stay: If you do not grow better, you will most undoubtedly grow worse"
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"Every scholar, I presume, is not, necessarily, a man of sense"
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"Every one, more or less, loves Power, yet those who most wish for it are seldom the fittest to be trusted with it"
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"Calamity is the test of integrity"
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"As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies, a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man"
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"All our pursuits, from childhood to manhood, are only trifles of different sorts and sizes, proportioned to our years and views"


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