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William Hazlitt Quotes

(1778-1830), British Essayist

A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.

Category: Desire

It is hard for any one to be an honest politician who is not born and bred a Dissenter.

Category: Dissent

Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves will, in general, become of no more value than their dress.

Category: Dress

Anyone who has passed through the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.

Category: Education

He talked on for ever; and you wished him to talk on for ever.

Category: Eloquence

Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune.

Category: Envy

One shining quality lends a luster to another, or hides some glaring defect.

Category: Excellence

The best part of our lives we pass in counting on what is to come.

Category: Expectation

General principles are not the less true or important because from their nature they elude immediate observation; they are like the air, which is not the less necessary because we neither see nor feel it.

Category: Facts

If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.

Category: Faith

There are names written in her immortal scroll at which Fame blushes!

Category: Fame

Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity.

Category: Fame

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.

Category: Fame

Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.

Category: Familiarity

It is well that there is no one without a fault; for he would not have a friend in the world.

Category: Faults