The best Quotations


Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering the weaknesses of others.
- William Hazlitt

A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one - they show one another off to the best advantage.
- William Hazlitt

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

A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. it is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.
- William Hazlitt

A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. it is not every one that can read in it.
- William Hazlitt

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

A whig is properly what is called a trimmer - that is, a coward to both sides of the question, who dare not be a knave nor an honest man, but is a sort of whiffing, shuffling, cunning, silly, contemptible, unmeaning negation of the two.
- William Hazlitt

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

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.
- William Hazlitt

As is our confidence, so is our capacity.
- William Hazlitt

Belief is with them mechanical, voluntary: they believe what they are paid for - they swear to that which turns to account. do you suppose, that after years spent in this manner, they have any feeling left answering to the difference between truth and falsehood?
- William Hazlitt

Comedy naturally wears itself out - destroys the very food on which it lives; and by constantly and successfully exposing the follies and weaknesses of mankind to ridicule, in the end leaves itself nothing worth laughing at.
- William Hazlitt

Defoe says that there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to fight to the death against popery, without knowing whether popery was a man or a horse.
- William Hazlitt

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.
- William Hazlitt

Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality.
- William Hazlitt

Every one in a crowd has the power to throw dirt; none out of ten have the inclination.
- William Hazlitt

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.
- William Hazlitt

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. i have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
- William Hazlitt

Gallantry to women - the sure road to their favor - is nothing but the appearance of extreme devotion to all their wants and wishes, a delight in their satisfaction, and a confidence in yourself as being able to contribute toward it.
- William Hazlitt

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.
- William Hazlitt

Good temper is an estate for life.
- William Hazlitt

Good temper is one of the greatest preservers of the features.
- William Hazlitt

Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.
- William Hazlitt

Grace in women has more effect than beauty.
- William Hazlitt

Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.
- William Hazlitt


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