Quotes by William Hazlitt

William Hazlitt

William Hazlitt

English writer

Alive from: 1778-1830

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it, they work in it because they excel.
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    Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.
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    Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.
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    Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
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    Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is greater.
    Source: Men and Manners: Sketches and Essays (1852), On the Conversations of Lords
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    Reflection makes men cowards.
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    Rules and models destroy genius and art
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    Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love.
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    Silence is one great art of conversation. He is not a fool who knows when to hold his tongue; and a person may gain credit for sense, eloquence, wit, who merely says nothing to lessen the opinion which others have of these qualities in themselves.
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    Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
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    Taste is nothing but an enlarged capacity for receiving pleasure from works of imagination.
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    The are of will-making chiefly consists in baffling the importunity of expectation.
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    The art of pleasing consists in being pleased.
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    The best part of our lives we pass in counting on what is to come.
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    The best way to procure insults is to submit to them.
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