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William Hazlitt Quote: “The only impeccable writers are those who never wrote.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing it. This is the reason why it is so difficult for any but natives to speak a language correctly or idiomatically.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Of all eloquence a nickname is the most concise; of all arguments the most unanswerable.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every one that can read in it.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Corporate bodies are more corrupt and profligate than individuals, because they have more power to do mischief, and are less amenable to disgrace or punishment. They feel neither shame, remorse, gratitude, nor goodwill.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “The present is an age of talkers, and not of doers; and the reason is, that the world is growing old. We are so far advanced in the Arts and Sciences, that we live in retrospect, and dote on past achievement.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Perhaps the best cure for the fear of death is to reflect that life has a beginning as well as an end.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “To create an unfavorable impression, it is not necessary that certain things should be true, but that they have been said.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Wrong dressed out in pride, pomp, and circumstance has more attraction than abstract right.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “If the world were good for nothing else, it is a fine subject for speculation.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “No young man ever thinks he shall die.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “The fear of approaching death, which in youth we imagine must cause inquietude to the aged, is very seldom the source of much uneasiness.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Love turns, with little indulgence, to indifference or disgust: hatred alone is immortal.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Rules and models destroy genius and art.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Whatever interests is interesting.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Just as much as we see in others we have in ourselves.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “The essence of poetry is will and passion.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “One truth discovered, one pang of regret at not being able to express it, is better than all the fluency and flippancy in the world.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “The characteristic of Chaucer is intensity: of Spencer, remoteness: of Milton elevation and of Shakespeare everything.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Learning is its own exceeding great reward; and at the period of which we speak, it bore other fruits, not unworthy of it.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “The diffusion of taste is not the same thing as the improvement of taste.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “To display the greatest powers, unless they are applied to great purposes, makes nothing for the character of greatness.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Our contempt for others proves nothing but the illiberality and narrowness of our own views.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “We are not hypocrites in our sleep.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Books wind into the heart.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “I do not think there is anything deserving the name of society to be found out of London.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Fashion is gentility running away from vulgarity and afraid of being overtaken.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “The corpse of friendship is not worth embalming.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Like a rustic at a fair, we are full of amazement and rapture, and have no thought of going home, or that it will soon be night.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Or have I passed my time in pouring words like water into empty sieves, rolling a stone up a hill and then down again, trying to prove an argument in the teeth of facts, and looking for causes in the dark, and not finding them?”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Our notions with respect to the importance of life, and our attachment to it, depend on a principle which has very little to do with its happiness or its misery. The love of life is, in general, the effect not of our enjoyments, but of our passions.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Humour is the describing the ludicrous as it is in itself; wit is the exposing it, by comparing or contrasting it with something else. Humour is, as it were, the growth of nature and accident; wit is the product of art and fancy.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Languages happily restrict the mind to what is of its own native growth and fitted for it, as rivers and mountains bond countries; or the empire of learning, as well as states, would become unwieldy and overgrown.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “It is well there is no one without fault; for he would not have a friend in the world. He would seem to belong to s different species.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “An honest man speaks the truth, though it may give offence; a vain man, in order that it may.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “You will hear more good things on the outside of a stagecoach from London to Oxford than if you were to pass a twelvemonth with the undergraduates, or heads of colleges, of that famous university.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “We are never so much disposed to quarrel with others as when we are dissatisfied with ourselves.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Many a man would have turned rogue if he knew how.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “To-day kings, to-marrow beggars, it is only when they are themselves that they are nothing.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Nothing is more unjust or capricious than public opinion.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “There are names written in her immortal scroll at which Fame blushes!”
William Hazlitt Quote: “We learn to curb our will and keep our overt actions within the bounds of humanity, long before we can subdue our sentiments and imaginations to the same mild tone.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “To write a genuine familiar or truly English style is to write as anyone would speak in common conversation, who had a thorough command and choice of words, or who could discourse with ease, force, and perspicuity, setting aside all pedantic and oratorical flourishes.”
William Hazlitt Quote: “The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love; have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do; and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.”
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