Samuel Richardson Quotes

79 Samuel Richardson quotes:

"Calamity is the test of integrity."
"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."
"For the human mind is seldom at stay: If you do not grow better, you will most undoubtedly grow worse."
"Every one, more or less, loves Power, yet those who most wish for it are seldom the fittest to be trusted with it."
"It is much easier to find fault with others, than to be faultless ourselves."
"It may be very generous in one person to offer what it would be ungenerous in another to accept."
"From sixteen to twenty, all women, kept in humor by their hopes and by their attractions, appear to be good-natured."
"A beautiful woman must expect to be more accountable for her steps, than one less attractive."
"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."
"A husband's mother and his wife had generally better be visitors than inmates."
"A man may keep a woman, but not his estate."
"A Stander-by is often a better judge of the game than those that play."
"A widow's refusal of a lover is seldom so explicit as to exclude hope."
"All human excellence is but comparative. There may be persons who excel us, as much as we fancy we excel the meanest."
"All our pursuits, from childhood to manhood, are only trifles of different sorts and sizes, proportioned to our years and views."
"Every scholar, I presume, is not, necessarily, a man of sense."
"Great allowances ought to be made for the petulance of persons laboring under ill-health."
"Handsome husbands often make a wife's heart ache."
"Honeymoon lasts not nowadays above a fortnight."
"Hope is the cordial that keeps life from stagnating."

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