The best Quotations


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.
- William Hazlitt

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourself.
- William Hazlitt

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. we cannot force love.
- William Hazlitt

The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down, and requires to be constantly wound up.
- William Hazlitt

The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.
- William Hazlitt

The most learned are often the most narrow minded.
- William Hazlitt

The most sensible people to be met with in society are men of business and of the world, who argue from what they see and know, instead of spinning cobweb distinctions of what things ought to be.
- William Hazlitt

The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves.
- William Hazlitt

The most violent friendships soonest wear themselves out.
- William Hazlitt

The only vice which cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. the repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.
- William Hazlitt

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.
- William Hazlitt

The person whose doors i enter with most pleasure, and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor.
- William Hazlitt

The player envies only the player, the poet envies only the poet.
- William Hazlitt

The public have neither shame or gratitude.
- William Hazlitt

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.
- William Hazlitt

The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more concern than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings.
- William Hazlitt

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.
- William Hazlitt

The truly proud man knows neither superiors or inferiors. the first he does not admit of - the last he does not concern himself about.
- William Hazlitt

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.
- William Hazlitt

The worst old age is that of the mind.
- William Hazlitt

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.
- William Hazlitt

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

There are names written in her immortal scroll at which fame blushes!
- William Hazlitt

There are no rules for friendship. it must be left to itself. we cannot force it any more than love.
- William Hazlitt

There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
- William Hazlitt


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