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William Hazlitt Quotes

(1778-1830), British Essayist

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.

Category: Happiness

We can scarcely hate anyone that we know.

Category: Hatred

Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that.

Category: Hope

A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.

Category: Hypocrisy

The only vice which cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.

Category: Hypocrisy

There are many who talk on from ignorance rather than from knowledge, and who find the former an inexhaustible fund of conversation.

Category: Ignorance

Lest he should wander irretrievably from the right path, he stands still.

Category: Inertia

The are of will-making chiefly consists in baffling the importunity of expectation.

Category: Inheritance

An honest man speaks the truth, though it may give offence; a vain man, in order that it may.

Category: Injury

The best way to procure insults is to submit to them.

Category: Insults

Man is a make-believe animal -- he is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part.

Category: Integrity

There is nothing more likely to drive a man mad, than the being unable to get rid of the idea of the distinction between right and wrong, and an obstinate, constitutional preference of the true to the agreeable.

Category: Integrity

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.

Category: Laughter

Those who can command themselves command others.

Category: Leaders And Leadership

Learning is, in too many cases, but a foil to common sense; a substitute for true knowledge. Books are less often made use of as ''spectacles'' to look at nature with, than as blinds to keep out its strong light and shifting scenery from weak eyes and indolent dispositions. The learned are mere literary drudges.

Category: Learning