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William Hazlitt Quotes

(1778-1830), British Essayist

Good temper is one of the greatest preservers of the features.

Category: Temper

Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.

Category: Thoughts And Thinking

I would like to spend my whole life traveling, if I could borrow another life to spend at home.

Category: Travel And Tourism

There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you.

Category: Tyranny

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.

Category: Understanding

The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings.

Category: Value

To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind to extraordinary sanctity and virtue must seem... ridiculous.

Category: Virtue

People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it, they work in it because they excel.

Category: Vocation

The player envies only the player, the poet envies only the poet.

Category: Vocation

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.

Category: Vocation

Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.

Category: War

Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.

Category: Wit

The characteristic of Chaucer is intensity: of Spencer, remoteness: of Milton elevation and of Shakespeare everything.

Category: Writers And Writing