That dangerous but too commonly received notion, that a reformed rake makes the best husband.
Vol. 1, p. 5; Preface.
O! what a Godlike Power is that of doing Good! — I envy the Rich and the Great for nothing else!Samuel Richardson
My Master said, on another Occasion, that those who doubt most, always erred least.Samuel Richardson
The person who will bear much shall have much to bear, all the world through.Samuel Richardson
The pleasures of the mighty are obtained by the tears of the poor.Samuel Richardson
I am forced, as I have often said, to try to make myself laugh, that I may not cry: for one or other I must do.Samuel Richardson
Love gratified, is love satisfied — and love satisfied, is indifference begun.Samuel Richardson
Nothing can be more wounding to a spirit not ungenerous, than a generous forgiveness.Samuel Richardson
Vast is the field of Science ... the more a man knows, the more he will find he has to know.Samuel Richardson
The World, thinking itself affronted by superior merit, takes delight to bring it down to its own level.Samuel Richardson
Women are so much in love with compliments that rather than want them, they will compliment one another, yet mean no more by it than the men do.Samuel Richardson
Those who have least to do are generally the most busy people in the world.Samuel Richardson
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.Samuel Richardson
The mind can be but full. It will be as much filled with a small disagreeable occurrence, having no other, as with a large one.Samuel Richardson