Samuel Richardson Quotes

79 Samuel Richardson quotes:

"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."
"It is much easier to find fault with others, than to be faultless ourselves."
"It is better to be thought perverse than insincere."
"Love before marriage is absolutely necessary."
"Necessity may well be called the mother of invention but calamity is the test of integrity."
"Parents sometimes make not those allowances for youth, which, when young, they wished to be made for themselves."
"Quantity in food is more to be regarded than quality. A full meal is a great enemy both to study and industry."
"The first reading of a Will, where a person dies worth anything considerable, generally affords a true test of the relations' love to the deceased."
"The laws were not made so much for the direction of good men, as to circumscribe the bad."
"Those who will bear much, shall have much to bear."
"Vast is the field of Science. The more a man knows, the more he will find he has to know."
"From sixteen to twenty, all women, kept in humor by their hopes and by their attractions, appear to be good-natured."
"A man may keep a woman, but not his estate."
"A widow's refusal of a lover is seldom so explicit as to exclude hope."
"Let a man do what he will by a single woman, the world is encouragingly apt to think Marriage a sufficient amends."
"Prejudices in disfavor of a person fix deeper, and are much more difficult to be removed, than prejudices in favor."
"The little words in the Republic of Letters, like the little folks in a nation, are the most useful and significant."
"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."
"The pleasures of the mighty are obtained by the tears of the poor."
"There would be no supporting life were we to feel quite as poignantly for others as we do for ourselves."

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