Famous Quotes by Writer Samuel Richardson

Collection of famous quotes by writer Samuel Richardson.

Samuel Richardson was an English writer and printer best known for three epistolary novels: Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded, Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady and The History of Sir Charles Grandison.

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Best Quotes by Samuel Richardson

The difference in the education of men and women must give the former great advantages over the latter even where geniuses are equal.

— Samuel Richardson

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.

— Samuel Richardson

Quantity in food is more to be regarded than quality. A full meal is a great enemy both to study and industry.

— Samuel Richardson

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.

— Samuel Richardson

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.

— Samuel Richardson

Where words are restrained the eyes often talk a great deal.

— Samuel Richardson

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.

— Samuel Richardson

Hope is the cordial that keeps life from stagnating.

— Samuel Richardson

A widow’s refusal of a lover is seldom so explicit as to exclude hope.

— Samuel Richardson

Married people should not be quick to hear what is said by either when in ill humor.

— 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

Smatterers in learning are the most opinionated.

— Samuel Richardson

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.

— Samuel Richardson

Let a man do what he will by a single woman the world is encouragingly apt to think Marriage a sufficient amends.

— Samuel Richardson

Love before marriage is absolutely necessary.

— Samuel Richardson

Men will bear many things from a kept mistress which they would not bear from a wife.

— Samuel Richardson

Nothing in human nature is so God-like as the disposition to do good to our fellow-creatures.

— Samuel Richardson

Every one more or less loves Power yet those who most wish for it are seldom the fittest to be trusted with it.

— Samuel Richardson

O! what a Godlike Power is that of doing Good! I envy the Rich and the Great for nothing else!

— Samuel Richardson

Vast is the field of Science. The more a man knows the more he will find he has to know.

— Samuel Richardson

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.

— Samuel Richardson

The plays and sports of children are as salutary to them as labor and work are to grown persons.

— 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 do not often fall in love with philosophers.

— 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

Women love to be called cruel even when they are kindest.

— Samuel Richardson

Women are always most observed when they seem themselves least to observe or to lay out for observation.

— Samuel Richardson

The Cause of Women is generally the Cause of Virtue.

— 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

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