Richard Steele Quotes

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Richard Steele quotes: 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. 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.
Richard Steele quotes: Vanity makes people ridiculous, pride odious, and ambition terrible. Vanity makes people ridiculous, pride odious, and ambition terrible.
Richard Steele quotes: 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. 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.
Richard Steele quotes: A lie is troublesome, and sets a man's invention upon the rack, and one trick needs a great many more to make it good. A lie is troublesome, and sets a man's invention upon the rack, and one trick needs a great many more to make it good.
Richard Steele quotes: Praise from an enemy is the most pleasing of all commendations. Praise from an enemy is the most pleasing of all commendations.
Richard Steele quotes: When a man is not disposed to hear music, there is not a more disagreeable sound in harmony than that of the violin. When a man is not disposed to hear music, there is not a more disagreeable sound in harmony than that of the violin.
Richard Steele quotes: I was going home two hours ago, but was met by Mr. Griffith, who has kept me ever since ... I will come within a pint of wine. I was going home two hours ago, but was met by Mr. Griffith, who has kept me ever since ... I will come within a pint of wine.
Richard Steele quotes: 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. 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.
Richard Steele quotes: One common calamity makes men extremely affect each other, though they differ in every other particular One common calamity makes men extremely affect each other, though they differ in every other particular
Richard Steele quotes: Among all the diseases of the mind there is not one more epidemical or more pernicious than the love of flattery. Among all the diseases of the mind there is not one more epidemical or more pernicious than the love of flattery.
Richard Steele quotes: Since we cannot promise our selves constant health, let us endeavour at such temper as may be our best support in the decay of it. Since we cannot promise our selves constant health, let us endeavour at such temper as may be our best support in the decay of it.
Richard Steele quotes: He that has sense knows that learning is not knowledge, but rather the art of using it. He that has sense knows that learning is not knowledge, but rather the art of using it.
Richard Steele quotes: The survivorship of a worthy man in his son is a pleasure scarce inferior to the hopes of the continuance of his own life. The survivorship of a worthy man in his son is a pleasure scarce inferior to the hopes of the continuance of his own life.
Richard Steele quotes: Modesty never rages, never murmurs, never pouts; when it is ill-treated, it pines, it beseeches, it languishes. Modesty never rages, never murmurs, never pouts; when it is ill-treated, it pines, it beseeches, it languishes.
Richard Steele quotes: Many take pleasure in spreading abroad the weakness of an exalted character. Many take pleasure in spreading abroad the weakness of an exalted character.
Richard Steele quotes: Of all the affections which attend human life, the love of glory is the most ardent. Of all the affections which attend human life, the love of glory is the most ardent.
Richard Steele quotes: Whether a pretty woman grants or withholds her favors, she always likes to be asked for them. Whether a pretty woman grants or withholds her favors, she always likes to be asked for them.
Richard Steele quotes: Pleasure, when it is a man's chief purpose, disappoints itself; and the constant application to it palls the faculty of enjoying it. Pleasure, when it is a man's chief purpose, disappoints itself; and the constant application to it palls the faculty of enjoying it.
Richard Steele quotes: Will. Honeycomb calls these over-offended ladies the outrageously virtuous. Will. Honeycomb calls these over-offended ladies the outrageously virtuous.
Richard Steele quotes: It is to be noted that when any part of this paper appears dull there is a design in it. It is to be noted that when any part of this paper appears dull there is a design in it.
Richard Steele quotes: A man cannot have an idea of perfection in another, which he was never sensible of in himself. A man cannot have an idea of perfection in another, which he was never sensible of in himself.
Richard Steele quotes: The world is grown so full of dissimulation and compliment, that men's words are hardly any signification of their thoughts. The world is grown so full of dissimulation and compliment, that men's words are hardly any signification of their thoughts.
Richard Steele quotes: The insupportable labor of doing nothing. The insupportable labor of doing nothing.
Richard Steele quotes: Reading is to the mind what exercising is to the body. Reading is to the mind what exercising is to the body.
Richard Steele quotes: Simplicity of all things is the hardest to be copy. Simplicity of all things is the hardest to be copy.
Richard Steele quotes: A little in drink, but at all times your faithful husband. A little in drink, but at all times your faithful husband.
Richard Steele quotes: Readings is to the mind what exercice is to the body. Readings is to the mind what exercice is to the body.
Richard Steele quotes: Pride destroys all symmetry and grace, and affectation is a more terrible enemy to fine faces than the small-pox. Pride destroys all symmetry and grace, and affectation is a more terrible enemy to fine faces than the small-pox.
Richard Steele quotes: The fool within himself is the object of pity, until he is flattered. The fool within himself is the object of pity, until he is flattered.
Richard Steele quotes: I have often lamented that we cannot close our ears with as much ease as which we close our eyes. I have often lamented that we cannot close our ears with as much ease as which we close our eyes.
Richard Steele quotes: I know of no manner of speaking so offensive as that of giving praise, and closing it with an exception. I know of no manner of speaking so offensive as that of giving praise, and closing it with an exception.
Richard Steele quotes: There is no Pleasure like that of receiving Praise from the Praiseworthy. There is no Pleasure like that of receiving Praise from the Praiseworthy.
Richard Steele quotes: No woman is capable of being beautiful who is not incapable of being false. No woman is capable of being beautiful who is not incapable of being false.