Quotes by Sir Richard Steele

Sir Richard Steele

Sir Richard Steele

British Dramatist, Essayist, Editor

Alive from: 1672-1729

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    The marriage 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.
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    A healthy old fellow, who is not a fool, is the happiest creature living.
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    A little in drink, but at all times your faithful husband.
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    Every man is the maker of his own fortune.
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    Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip.
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    I cannot think of any character below the flatterer, except he who envies him.
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    I know of no manner of speaking so offensive as that of giving praise, and closing it with an exception.
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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.
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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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    Let your precept be, Be easy.
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    Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
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    Praise from an enemy is the most pleasing of all commendations.
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    Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. It is wholesome and bracing for the mind to have its faculties kept on the stretch.
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    Simplicity of all things is the hardest to be copy.
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    That man never grows old who keeps a child in his heart.
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