Richard Savage

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Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
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Richard Savage (c. 1697 - August 1, 1743) was an English poet.


  • When anger rushes, unrestrain'd to action,
    Like a hot steed, it stumbles in its way:
    The man of thought strikes deepest, and strikes safest.
    • Sir Thomas Overbury
  • He lives to build, not boast, a generous race;
    No tenth transmitter of a foolish face.
    • The Bastard, line 7, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • May see thee now, though late, redeem thy name,
    And glorify what else is damn'd to fame.
    • Character of Foster, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "All crowd, who foremost shall be damn'd to fame", Alexander Pope, The Dunciad, Book III, line 158.

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