Samuel Richardson Quotes (115 quotes)
A collection of the moral and instructive sentiments, maxims, cautions, and reflexions, contained in the histories of Pamela, Clarissa, and Sir Charles Grandison (1755), p. 132
“The laws were not made so much for the direction of good men, as to circumscribe the bad.”
The Novels of Samuel Richardson, Esq. Viz. Pamela, Clarissa Harlowe, and Sir Charles Grandison: In Three Volumes. To which is Prefixed, a Memoir of the Life of the Author (1824 edition)
“The little words in the Republic of Letters, like the little folks in a nation, are the most useful and significant.”
A collection of the moral and instructive sentiments, maxims, cautions, and reflexions, contained in the histories of Pamela, Clarissa, and Sir Charles Grandison: Digested under proper heads, with references to the volume, ... (1755 edition)
“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.”
Vol. 6, letter 46. - Sir Charles Grandison (1753–1754)
Vol. 1, p. 286; Letter 43. - Clarissa (1747–1748)
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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.