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All Quotes by author - Samuel Richardson
" A beautiful woman must expect to be more accountable for her steps, than one less attractive. "
" A man may keep a woman, but not his estate. "
" Calamity is the test of integrity. "
" For the human mind is seldom at stay: If you do not grow better, you will most undoubtedly grow worse. "
" Handsome husbands often make a wife's heart ache. "
" Honeymoon lasts not nowadays above a fortnight. "
" 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. "
" It is better to be thought perverse than insincere. "
" Let a man do what he will by a single woman, the world is encouragingly apt to think Marriage a sufficient amends. "
" Love gratified is love satisfied, and love satisfied is indifference begun. "
" Love is not a volunteer thing. "
" Love will draw an elephant through a key-hole. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Necessity may well be called the mother of invention but calamity is the test of integrity. "
" Nothing dries sooner than tears. "
" The companion of an evening, and the companion for life, require very different qualifications. "
" The life of a good man is a continual warfare with his passions. "
" 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. "
" Those who will bear much, shall have much to bear. "
" To be a clergyman, and all that is compassionate and virtuous, ought to be the same thing. "
" Where words are restrained, the eyes often talk a great deal. "
" Women do not often fall in love with philosophers. "
" Would Alexander, madman as he was, have been so much a madman, had it not been for Homer? "
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