Samuel Richardson

(1689-1761 / Mackworth)

Samuel Richardson Quotes

  • ''Those commands of superiors which are contrary to our first duties are not to be obeyed.''
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1740). Pamela, in Pamela, vol. 1, letter 15, Riverside (1971).
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  • ''We can all be good when we have no temptation or provocation to the contrary.''
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Anna Howe, in Clarissa, vol. 1, p. 176, AMS Press (1990).
  • ''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 (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1742). Pamela, in Pamela, vol. 4, p. 454.
  • ''A Stander-by is often a better judge of the game than those that play.''
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Anna Howe, in Clarissa, vol. 2, p. 66, AMS Press (1990).
  • ''Women are always most observed when they seem themselves least to observe, or to lay out for observation.''
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. paper dated Feb. 19, 1751, in the periodical edited and otherwise almost completely written by Samuel Johnson. Rambler, no. 97, Yale University Press (1969). Richardson's essay for the &UN:Rambler was the only one to have a large sale.
  • ''I never knew a man who deserved to be thought well of for his morals who had a slight opinion of our Sex in general.''
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Anna Howe, in Clarissa, vol. 7, p. 328, AMS Press (1990).
  • ''The companion of an evening, and the companion for life, require very different qualifications.''
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. paper dated Feb. 19, 1751, in the periodical edited and otherwise almost completely written by Samuel Johnson. Rambler, no. 97, Yale University Press (1969). Richardson's essay for the Rambler was the only one to have a large sale.
  • ''Old men, imagining themselves under obligation to young paramours, seldom keep any thing from their knowledge.''
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Anna Howe, in Clarissa, vol. 5, p. 36, AMS Press (1990).
  • ''The coyest maids make the fondest wives.''
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Roger Solmes, in Clarissa, vol. 2, p. 65, AMS Press (1990).
  • ''Honeymoon lasts not nowadays above a fortnight.''
    Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Antony Harlowe, in Clarissa, vol. 1, p. 222, AMS Press (1990).

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