Samuel Richardson Quotes (115 quotes)
“The World, thinking itself affronted by superior merit, takes delight to bring it down to its own level.”
Vol. 1, letter 36. - Sir Charles Grandison (1753–1754)
“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.”
Vol. 4, letter 17. - Sir Charles Grandison (1753–1754)
“There is but one pride pardonable; that of being above doing a base or dishonorable action.”
The novels of Samuel Richardson, esq. To which is prefixed, a memoir of the life of the author [by sir W. Scott]. (1824 edition)
“There would be no supporting life were we to feel quite as poignantly for others as we do for ourselves.”
A collection of the moral and instructive sentiments: a facsimile reproduction (1980 edition), Scholars Facsimilies & Reprint
Vol. 2, letter 3. - 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.