Samuel Richardson Quotes

79 Samuel Richardson quotes:

"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."
"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."
"It is better to be thought perverse than insincere."
"Let a man do what he will by a single woman, the world is encouragingly apt to think Marriage a sufficient amends."
"Love before marriage is absolutely necessary."
"Love gratified is love satisfied, and love satisfied is indifference begun."
"Love is not a volunteer thing."
"Love will draw an elephant through a key-hole."
"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."
"Married people should not be quick to hear what is said by either when in ill humor."
"Marry first, and love will come after is a shocking assertion; since a thousand things may happen to make the state but barely tolerable, when it is entered into with mutual affection."
"Men generally are afraid of a wife who has more understanding than themselves."
"Men will bear many things from a kept mistress, which they would not bear from a wife."
"Necessity may well be called the mother of invention but calamity is the test of integrity."
"Nothing in human nature is so God-like as the disposition to do good to our fellow-creatures."
"O! what a Godlike Power is that of doing Good! I envy the Rich and the Great for nothing else!"
"Parents sometimes make not those allowances for youth, which, when young, they wished to be made for themselves."
"People of little understanding are most apt to be angry when their sense is called into question."
"People who act like angels ought to have angels to deal with."
"Prejudices in disfavor of a person fix deeper, and are much more difficult to be removed, than prejudices in favor."

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