Quotes by William Hazlitt

William Hazlitt

William Hazlitt

English writer

Alive from: 1778-1830

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    The only vice which cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.
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    The origin of all science is the desire to know causes, and the origin of all false science and imposture is the desire to accept false causes rather than none; or, which is the same thing, in the unwillingness to acknowledge our own ignorance.
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    The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure, and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor.
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    The player envies only the player, the poet envies only the poet.
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    The public have neither shame or gratitude.
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    The slaves of power mind the cause they have to serve, because their own interest is concerned; but the friends of liberty always sacrifice their cause, which is only the cause of humanity, to their own spleen, vanity, and self-opinion.
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    The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more concern than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings.
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    The thing is plain. All that men really understand, is confined to a very small compass; to their daily affairs and experience; to what they have an opportunity to know, and motives to study or practice. The rest is affectation and imposture.
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    The truly proud man knows neither superiors or inferiors. The first he does not admit of - the last he does not concern himself about.
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    The world judge of men by their ability in their profession, and we judge of ourselves by the same test: for it is on that on which our success in life depends.
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    The worst old age is that of the mind.
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    There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our friends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please - that is, as they please or displease us.
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    There are many who talk on from ignorance rather than from knowledge, and who find the former an inexhaustible fund of conversation.
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    There are names written in her immortal scroll at which Fame blushes!
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    There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.
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