Samuel Richardson Quotes

79 Samuel Richardson quotes:

"Quantity in food is more to be regarded than quality. A full meal is a great enemy both to study and industry."
"Shame is a fitter and generally a more effectual punishment for a child than beating."
"Smatterers in learning are the most opinionated."
"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."
"Sorrow makes an ugly face odious."
"The Cause of Women is generally the Cause of Virtue."
"The difference in the education of men and women must give the former great advantages over the latter, even where geniuses are equal."
"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."
"The life of a good man is a continual warfare with his passions."
"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 plays and sports of children are as salutary to them as labor and work are to grown persons."
"The pleasures of the mighty are obtained by the tears of the poor."
"The World, thinking itself affronted by superior merit, takes delight to bring it down to its own level."
"There hardly can be a greater difference between any two men, than there too often is, between the same man, a lover and a husband."
"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."
"There is but one pride pardonable; that of being above doing a base or dishonorable action."
"There would be no supporting life were we to feel quite as poignantly for others as we do for ourselves."
"Those we dislike can do nothing to please us."

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