Richard Steele Quotes

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Richard Steele Quotes

The fool within himself is the object of pity, until he is flattered.
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Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.

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

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

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

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

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Vanity makes people ridiculous, pride odious, and ambition terrible.

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Conversation never sits easier upon us than when we now and then discharge ourselves in a symphony of laughter, which may not improperly be called the chorus of conversation.

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It is a secret known but to few, yet of no small use in the conduct of life, that when you fall into a man's conversation, the first thing you should consider is, whether he has a greater inclination to hear you, or that you should hear him.

— Richard Steele

Though very troublesome to others, anger is most so to him that has it.

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A favor well bestowed is almost as great an honor to him who confers it as to him who receives it.

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He that has sense knows that learning is not knowledge, but rather the art of using it.

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It may be remarked in general, that the laugh of men of wit is for the most part but a feint, constrained kind of half-laugh, as such persons are never without some diffidence about them; but that of fools is the most honest, natural, open laugh in the world.

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There can hardly, I believe, be imagined a more desirable pleasure than that of praise unmixed with any possibility of flattery.

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One common calamity makes men extremely affect each other, though they differ in every other particular

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Whether a pretty woman grants or withholds her favors, she always likes to be asked for them.

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Mutual good humor is a dress we ought to appear in wherever we meet, and we should make no mention of what concerns ourselves, without it be of matters wherein our friends ought to rejoice.

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Pleasure seizes the whole man who addicts himself to it, and will not give him leisure for any good office in life which contradicts the gayety of the present hour.

— Richard Steele

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