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  • What the unpenetrating world call Humanity, is often no more than a weak mind pitying itself.
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Lovelace, in Clarissa, vol. 6, p. 217, AMS Press (1990).

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  • From sixteen to twenty, all women, kept in humor by their hopes and by their attractions, appear to be good-natured.
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1753-1754). John Greville, in Sir Charles Grandison, vol. 1, letter 2, Oxford University Press (1972, repr. 1986).

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