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SAMUEL RICHARDSON
English novelist and printer
(1689 - 1761)
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Spiritual pride is the most dangerous and the most arrogant of all sorts of pride.
      - [Pride]

Superstitious notions propagated in infancy are hardly ever totally eradicate, not even in minds grown strong enough to despise the like credulous folly in others.
      - [Superstition]

That cruelty which children are permitted to show to birds and other animals will most probably exert itself on their fellow creatures when at years of maturity.
      - [Cuckoos]

The first vice of the first woman was curiosity, and it runs through the whole sex.
      - [Curiosity]

The grace that makes every grace amiable is humility.
      - [Humility]

The wisest among us is a fool in some things.
      - [Wisdom]

There cannot be any great happiness in the married life except each in turn give up his or her own humors and lesser inclinations.
      - [Matrimony]

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

What honest man would not rather be the sufferer than the defrauder?
      - [Gambling]

What pleasure can those over-happy persons know, who, from their affluence and luxury, always eat before they are hungry and drink before they are thirsty?
      - [Voluptuousness]

Whom we fear more than love, we are not far from hating.
      - [Fear]

Women are sometimes drawn in to believe against probability by the unwillingness they have to doubt their own merit.
      - [Credulity]

Such a plot must have a woman in it.
      - Sir Charles Grandison (vol. I, letter 24)
        [Women]


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