Quotes by William Hazlitt

William Hazlitt

William Hazlitt

English writer

Alive from: 1778-1830

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.
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    Man is a make-believe animal - he is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part.
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    Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they might of been.
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    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.
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    Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a real confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.
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    No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.
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    No truly great person ever thought themselves so.
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    No wise man can have a contempt for the prejudices of others; and he should even stand in a certain awe of his own, as if they were aged parents and monitors. They may in the end prove wiser than he.
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    No young man believes he shall ever die.
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    Nothing is more unjust or capricious than public opinion.
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    Of all eloquence a nickname is the most concise; of all arguments the most unanswerable.
    Source: Sketches and Essays, On Nicknames
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    Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them.
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    One shining quality lends a luster to another, or hides some glaring defect.
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    Our friends are generally ready to do everything for us, except the very thing we wish them to do.
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    Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain.
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