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Sir Richard Steele Quotes

(1672-1729), British Dramatist, Essayist, Editor

A healthy old fellow, who is not a fool, is the happiest creature living.

Category: Age And Aging

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

Category: Age And Aging

To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty.

Category: Beauty

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.

Category: Books And Reading

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

Category: Dullness

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

Category: Flattery

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

Category: Fools And Foolishness

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

Category: Gossip

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

Category: Husbands

The insupportable labor of doing nothing.

Category: Idleness

Simplicity of all things is the hardest to be copy.

Category: Imitation

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.

Category: Marriage

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

Category: Modesty

I know of no manner of speaking so offensive as that of giving praise, and closing it with an exception.

Category: Praise

Praise from an enemy is the most pleasing of all commendations.

Category: Praise