Quotes by: Samuel Richardson
To what a bad choice is many a worthy woman betrayed, by that false and inconsiderate notion, That a reformed rake makes the best husband!
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.
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.
Would Alexander, madman as he was, have been so much a madman, had it not been for Homer?
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.
A husband's mother and his wife had generally better be visitors than inmates.
Quantity in diet is more to be regarded than quality. A full meal is a great enemy both to study and industry.
People of little understanding are most apt to be angry when their sense is called into question.
Men generally are afraid of a wife who has more understanding than themselves.
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.
Let a man do what he will by a single woman, the world is encouragingly apt to think Marriage a sufficient amends.
There is but one pride pardonable; that of being above doing a base or dishonorable action.
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.