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Richard Steele
British playwright and politician (1672-1729)

Sir Richard Steele was an Irish writer, playwright, and politician, remembered as co-founder, with his friend Joseph Addison, of the magazine The Spectator.
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Richard Steele Quotes

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Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
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It is to be noted that when any part of this paper appears dull there is a design in it.
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Will. Honeycomb calls these over-offended ladies the outrageously virtuous.
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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.
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I have often lamented that we cannot close our ears with as much ease as we can close our eyes.


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

           

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