Samuel Richardson Quotes (115 quotes)
“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.”
Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady (1748)
A collection of the moral and instructive sentiments: a facsimile reproduction, Samuel Richardson, Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, 1980, p. 277
“A beautiful woman must expect to be more accountable for her steps, than one less attractive.”
The History of Sir Charles Grandison (1753)
A collection of the moral and instructive sentiments: a facsimile reproduction, Samuel Richardson, Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, 1980, p. 383
Vol. 2, p. 452; Letter 126. - Clarissa (1747–1748)
“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.”
Vol. 3, letter 32. - Sir Charles Grandison (1753–1754)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsSamuel Richardson
Born: August 19, 1689
Died: July 4, 1761 (aged 71)
Occupation: Novelist, writer
Bio: Samuel Richardson was an 18th-century English writer and printer. He is best known for his three epistolary novels: Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded, Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady and The History of Sir Charles Grandison. Richardson was an established printer and publisher for most of his life and printed almost 500 different works, with journals and magazines.