Samuel Richardson Quotes

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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. -Samuel Richardson
Where words are restrained, the eyes often talk a great deal. -Samuel Richardson
Men will bear many things from a kept mistress, which they would not bear from a wife. -Samuel Richardson
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. -Samuel Richardson
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. -Samuel Richardson
Love gratified is love satisfied, and love satisfied is indifference begun. -Samuel Richardson
A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother. -Samuel Richardson
Calamity is the test of integrity. -Samuel Richardson
The World, thinking itself affronted by superior merit, takes delight to bring it down to its own level. -Samuel Richardson
It may be very generous in one person to offer what it would be ungenerous in another to accept. -Samuel Richardson
I am forced, as I have often said, to try to make myself laugh, that I may not cry: for one or other I must do. -Samuel Richardson
A good man will not engage even in a national cause, without examining the justice of it. -Samuel Richardson
...for my master, bad as I have thought him, is not half so bad as this woman.-To be sure she must be an atheist! -Samuel Richardson
All human excellence is but comparative. There may be persons who excel us, as much as we fancy we excel the meanest. -Samuel Richardson
How true is the observation that unrequited love turns to deepest hate. -Samuel Richardson
O how can wicked men seem so steady and untouched with such black hearts, while poor innocents stand like malefactors before them! -Samuel Richardson
The little words in the Republic of Letters, like the little folks in a nation, are the most useful and significant. -Samuel Richardson
All our pursuits, from childhood to manhood, are only trifles of different sorts and sizes, proportioned to our years and views. -Samuel Richardson
An honest heart is not to be trusted with itself in bad company. -Samuel Richardson
A fop takes great pains to hang out a sign, by his dress, of what he has within. -Samuel Richardson
Women love those best (whether men, women, or children) who give them most pain. -Samuel Richardson
We have nothing to do, but to choose what is right, to be steady in the pursuit of it, and leave the issue to Providence. -Samuel Richardson
Honesty is good sense, politeness, amiableness,--all in one. -Samuel Richardson
Men know no medium: They will either, spaniel-like, fawn at your feet, or be ready to leap into your lap. -Samuel Richardson
Wicked words are the prelude to wicked deeds. -Samuel Richardson
It is but shaping the bribe to the taste, and every one has his price. -Samuel Richardson
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