Quotes by William Hazlitt

William Hazlitt

William Hazlitt

English writer

Alive from: 1778-1830

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    The busier we are the more leisure we have.
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    The characteristic of Chaucer is intensity: of Spencer, remoteness: of Milton elevation and of Shakespeare everything.
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    The confession of our failings is a thankless office. It savors less of sincerity or modesty than of ostentation. It seems as if we thought our weaknesses as good as other people's virtues.
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    The definition of genius is that it acts unconsciously; and those who have produced immortal works, have done so without knowing how or why. The greatest power operates unseen.
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    The essence of poetry is will and passion.
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    The incentive to ambition is the love of power.
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    The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings.
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    The love of fame is almost another name for the love of excellence; or it is the ambition to attain the highest excellence, sanctioned by the highest authority, that of time.
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    The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. We cannot force love.
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    The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down, and requires to be constantly wound up.
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    The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.
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    The most learned are often the most narrow minded.
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    The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves.
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    The most violent friendships soonest wear themselves out.
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    The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.
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