Quotes by: Samuel Richardson

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Samuel Richardson
1750 portrait by Joseph Highmore
Born (1689-08-19)19 August 1689
Mackworth, Derbyshire, England
Died 4 July 1761(1761-07-04) (aged 71)
Parson's Green, London, England
Occupation Writer, printer and publisher
Language English
Nationality English
Spouse Martha Wilde, Elizabeth Leake

Those who have least to do are generally the most busy people in the world.
Samuel Richardson
There would be no supporting life were we to feel quite as poignantly for others as we do for ourselves.
Samuel Richardson
The plays and sports of children are as salutary to them as labor and work are to grown persons.
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
The World, thinking itself affronted by superior merit, takes delight to bring it down to its own level.
Samuel Richardson
A beautiful woman must expect to be more accountable for her steps, than one less attractive.
Samuel Richardson
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.
Samuel Richardson
Prejudices in disfavor of a person fix deeper, and are much more difficult to be removed, than prejudices in favor.
Samuel Richardson
A beautiful woman must expect to be more accountable for her steps, than one less attractive.
Samuel Richardson
Parents sometimes make not those allowances for youth, which, when young, they wished to be made for themselves.
Samuel Richardson
Those who can least bear a jest upon themselves, will be most diverted with one passed on others.
Samuel Richardson
From sixteen to twenty, all women, kept in humor by their hopes and by their attractions, appear to be good-natured.
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
For the human mind is seldom at stay: If you do not grow better, you will most undoubtedly grow worse.
Samuel Richardson
The laws were not made so much for the direction of good men, as to circumscribe the bad.
Samuel Richardson
Vast is the field of Science. The more a man knows, the more he will find he has to know.
Samuel Richardson
Women who have had no lovers, or having had one, two or three, have not found a husband, have perhaps rather had a miss than a loss, as men go.
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