A collection of notable quotations from a variety of Early Modern Era individuals. See the Guide for more details.

A little in drink, but at all times your faithful husband. — Richard Steele
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
A woman seldom writes her mind but in her postscript. — Richard Steele
Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip. — Richard Steele
I cannot think of any character below the flatterer, except he who envies him. — Richard Steele
I look upon it as a Point of Morality, to be obliged by those who endeavour to oblige me. — Richard Steele
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
It is to be noted that when any part of this paper appears dull there is a design in it. — Richard Steele
Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable. — Richard Steele
Reading is to the mind what exercising is to the body. — Richard Steele
That man never grows old who keeps a child in his heart. — Richard Steele
The fool within himself is the object of pity, until he is flattered. — Richard Steele
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
There is no Pleasure like that of receiving Praise from the Praiseworthy. — Richard Steele
To be exempt from the Passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing Solitude. — Richard Steele

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