Quotation by Samuel Richardson

Though a censure lies against those who are poor and proud, yet is Pride sooner to be forgiven in a poor person than in a rich one; since in the latter it is insult and arrogance; in the former, it may be a defense against temptations to dishonesty; and, if manifested on proper occasions, may indicate a natural bravery of mind, which the frowns of fortune cannot depress.
Samuel Richardson (1689–1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1742). Pamela, in Pamela, vol. 4, p. 304.
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