Sir Richard Steele

1672 - 1729

A Quote by Sir Richard Steele on good, honor, privacy, and zeal

Zeal for the public good is the characteristic of a man of honor and a gentleman, and must take the place of pleasures, profits and all other private gratifications.

Sir Richard Steele (1672 - 1729)

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A Quote by Sir Richard Steele on beauty, happiness, pain, and tyranny

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

Sir Richard Steele (1672 - 1729)

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A Quote by Sir Richard Steele on education, liberals, and love

Though her mien carries much more invitation than command, to behold her is an immediate check to loose behaviour; to love her was a liberal education.

Sir Richard Steele (1672 - 1729)

Source: Tatler. No. 49.

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A Quote by Sir Richard Steele on giving and praise

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

Sir Richard Steele (1672 - 1729)

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A Quote by Sir Richard Steele on virtue

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Will. Honeycomb calls these over-offended ladies the outrageously virtuous.

Sir Richard Steele (1672 - 1729)

Source: Spectator. No. 266.

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A Quote by Sir Richard Steele on admiration and flattery

Whenever you commend, add your reasons for doing so; it is this which distinguishes the approbation of a man of sense from the flattery of sycophants and admiration of fools.

Sir Richard Steele (1672 - 1729)

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