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William Hazlitt Quote: “Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people’s weaknesses.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Death cancels everything but truth; and strips a man of everything but genius and virtue. It is a sort of natural canonization.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Grace in women has more effect than beauty.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “As hypocrisy is said to be the highest compliment to virtue, the art of lying is the strongest acknowledgment of the force of truth.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “I would like to spend the whole of my life traveling, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend at home.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves, will, in general, become of no more value than their dress.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “The definition of genius is that it acts unconsciously, and those who have produced immortal works have done so without knowing how or why.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “The silence of a friend commonly amounts to treachery. His not daring to say anything in our behalf implies a tacit censure.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Do not quarrel with the world too soon; for, bad as it may be, it is the best we have to live in, here. If railing would have made it better, it would have been reformed long ago.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “The imagination is of so delicate a texture that even words wound it.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Pride goes before a fall, they say, And yet we often find, The folks who throw all pride away Most often fall behind.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “One of the pleasantest things in the world is going on a journey; I can enjoy society in a room; but out of doors, nature is company enough for me. I am then never less alone than when alone.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Talent is the capacity of doing anything that depends on application and industry and it is a voluntary power, while genius is involuntary.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “A man’s reputation is not in his own keeping, but lies at the mercy of the profligacy of others. Calumny requires no proof.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “The surest hindrance of success is to have too high a standard of refinement in our own minds, or too high an opinion of the judgment of the public. He who is determined not to be satisfied with anything short of perfection will never do anything to please himself or others.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “True friendship is self-love at second hand; where, as in a flattering mirror we may see our virtues magnified and our errors softened, and where we may fancy our opinion of ourselves confirmed by an impartial and faithful witness.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Elegance is something more than ease; it is more than a freedom from awkwardness or restraint. It implies, I conceive, a precision, a polish, a sparkling, spirited yet delicate.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “The best part of our lives we pass in counting on what is to come.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Popularity is neither fame nor greatness.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “The most sensible people to be met with in society are men of business and of the world, who argue from what they see and know, instead of spinning cobweb distinctions of what things ought to be.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “To speak highly of one with whom we are intimate is a species of egotism. Our modesty as well as our jealousy teaches us caution on this subject.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Who likes not his business, his business likes not him.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “By despising all that has preceded us, we teach others to despise ourselves.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “No really great man ever thought himself so.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Those only deserve a monument who do not need one; that is, who have raised themselves a monument in the minds and memories of men.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “The most phlegmatic dispositions often contain the most inflammable spirits, as fire is struck from the hardest flints.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “In some situations, if you say nothing, you are called dull; if you talk, you are thought impertinent and arrogant. It is hard to know what to do in this case. The question seems to be, whether your vanity or your prudence predominates.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “A life of action and danger moderates the dread of death.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “We go on a journey to be free of all impediments; to leave ourselves behind much more than to get rid of others.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more concern than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Envy is a littleness of soul, which cannot see beyond a certain point, and if it does not occupy the whole space feels itself excluded.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Mankind are an incorrigible race. Give them but bugbears and idols – it is all that they ask; the distinctions of right and wrong, of truth and falsehood, of good and evil, are worse than indifferent to them.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone – but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Learning is, in too many cases, but a foil to common sense; a substitute for true knowledge.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Within my heart is lurking suspicion, and base fear, and shame and hate; but above all, tyrannous love sits throned, crowned with her graces, silent and in tears.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Love at first sight is only realizing an imagination that has always haunted us; or meeting with a face, a figure, or cast of expression in perfection that we have seen and admired in a less degree or in less favorable circumstances a hundred times before.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Death is the greatest evil, because it cuts off hope.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Those people who are uncomfortable in themselves are disagreeable to others.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Cowardice is not synonymous with prudence. It often happens that the better part of discretion is valor.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from all prejudice.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “They are the only honest hypocrites, their life is a voluntary dream, a studied madness.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Envy is the deformed and distorted offspring of egotism; and when we reflect on the strange and disproportioned character of the parent, we cannot wonder at the perversity and waywardness of the child.”
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