"Men will bear many things from a kept mistress, which they would not bear from a wife."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Samuel Richardson on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Samuel Richardson on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Samuel Richardson on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Samuel Richardson on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Samuel Richardson on Mahatma Gandhi
"The difference in the education of men and women must give the former great advantages over the latter, even where geniuses are equal."
"If the education and studies of children were suited to their inclinations and capacities, many would be made useful members of society that otherwise would make no figure in it."
"Quantity in food is more to be regarded than quality. A full meal is a great enemy both to study and industry."
"Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation."
"As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies, a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man."
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