Samuel Richardson Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old samuel richardson quotes, samuel richardson sayings, and samuel richardson proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Samuel Richardson

A beautiful woman must expect to be more accountable for her steps, than one less attractive.     

Samuel Richardson

All human excellence is but comparative. There may be persons who excel us, as much as we fancy we excel the meanest.     

Samuel Richardson

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

Samuel Richardson

O how can wicked men seem so steady and untouched with such black hearts, while poor innocents stand like malefactors before them!     

Samuel Richardson

A feeling heart is a blessing that no one, who has it, would be without; and it is a moral security of innocence; since the heart that is able to partake of the distress of another, cannot wilfully give it.     

Samuel Richardson

Handsome husbands often make a wife's heart ache.     

Samuel Richardson

People hardly ever do anything in anger, of which they do not repent.     

Samuel Richardson

A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother.     

Samuel Richardson

Handsome husbands often make a wife's heart ache.     

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

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

Honeymoon lasts not nowadays above a fortnight.     

Samuel Richardson

The pleasures of the mighty are obtained by the tears of the poor.     

Samuel Richardson

The companion of an evening, and the companion for life, require very different qualifications.     

Samuel Richardson

Love gratified is love satisfied, and love satisfied is indifference begun.     

Samuel Richardson

Too liberal self-accusations are generally but so many traps for acquittal with applause.     

Samuel Richardson

A man who insults the modesty of a woman, as good as tells her that he has seen something in her conduct that warranted his presumption.     

Samuel Richardson

Reverence to a woman in courtship is less to be dispensed with, as, generally, there is but little of it shown afterwards.     

Samuel Richardson

Things we wish to be true are apt to gain too ready credit with us.     

Samuel Richardson

Reverence to a woman in courtship is less to be dispensed with, as, generally, there is but little of it shown afterwards.     

Samuel Richardson

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

Samuel Richardson

Air and manners are more expressive than words.     

Samuel Richardson

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

Samuel Richardson