Samuel Richardson Quotes

What the unpenetrating world call Humanity, is often no more than a weak mind pitying itself. Samuel Richardson

Friendship is the perfection of love, and superior to love; it is love purified, exalted, proved by experience and a consent of minds. Love, Madam, may, and love does, often stop short of friendship. Samuel Richardson

Love is a blazing, crackling, green-wood flame, as much smoke as flame; friendship, married friendship particularly, is a steady, intense, comfortable fire. Love, in courtship, is friendship in hope; in matrimony, friendship upon proof. Samuel Richardson

A good man will extend his munificence to the industrious poor of all persuasions reduced by age, infirmity, or accident; to those who labour under incurable maladies; and to the youth of either sex, who are capable of beginning the world with advantage, but have not the means. Samuel Richardson

A good man will not engage even in a national cause, without examining the justice of it. Samuel Richardson

There would be no supporting life were we to feel quite as poignantly for others as we do for ourselves. Samuel Richardson

Necessity may well be called the mother of invention – but calamity is the test of integrity. Samuel Richardson

Parents sometimes make not those allowances for youth, which, when young, they wished to be made for themselves. Samuel Richardson

There is a good and a bad light in which every thing that befalls us may be taken. If the human mind will busy itself to make the worst of every disagreeable occurrence, it will never want woe. Samuel Richardson

Those who will bear much, shall have much to bear. 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

People who act like angels ought to have angels to deal with. Samuel Richardson

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