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Richard Steele
1672 - September 1, 1729
Nationality: British
Category: Dramatist
Subcategory: British Dramatist

A woman seldom writes her mind but in her postscript.


There is no Pleasure like that of receiving Praise from the Praiseworthy.


That man never grows old who keeps a child in his heart.


The married state, with and without the affection suitable to it, is the completest image of heaven and hell we are capable of receiving in this life.


A little in drink, but at all times your faithful husband.


It is an endless and frivolous Pursuit to act by any other Rule than the Care of satisfying our own Minds in what we do.


Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip.


Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.


A Woman is naturally more helpless than the other Sex; and a Man of Honour and Sense should have this in his View in all Manner of Commerce with her.


I look upon it as a Point of Morality, to be obliged by those who endeavour to oblige me.


The fool within himself is the object of pity, until he is flattered.


To be exempt from the Passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing Solitude.


It is to be noted that when any part of this paper appears dull there is a design in it.


Reading is to the mind what exercising is to the body.


I cannot think of any character below the flatterer, except he who envies him.


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