Sir Richard Steele Quotes

Men of courage, men of sense, and men of letters are frequent; but a true gentleman is what one seldom sees.

Sir Richard Steele

Etiquette is the invention of wise men to keep fools at a distance.

Sir Richard Steele

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

Vanity makes men ridiculous, pride odious and ambition terrible.

Sir Richard Steele

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

Sir Richard Steele

Equality is the life of conversation; and he is as much out who assumes to himself any part above another, as he who considers himself below the rest of society.

Sir Richard Steele

I was going home two hours ago, but was met by Mr. Griffith, who has kept me ever since. . . . I will come within a pint of wine.

Sir Richard Steele

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