William Hazlitt quotes

 quotes - Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life. Share

“Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.”

— William Hazlitt

 quotes - It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse. Share

“It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.”

— William Hazlitt

 quotes - The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. Share

“The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.”

— William Hazlitt

 quotes - As is our confidence, so is our capacity. Share

“As is our confidence, so is our capacity.”

— William Hazlitt

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

— William Hazlitt

“The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.”

— 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 gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.”

— William Hazlitt

“The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.”

— William Hazlitt

“I'm not smart, but I like to observe. Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.”

— William Hazlitt

“Prejudice is the child of ignorance.”

— William Hazlitt

“We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.”

— William Hazlitt

“The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others. They are safe from reprisals. And have no hope of rising in their own self esteem but by lowering their neighbors.”

— William Hazlitt

“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.”

— William Hazlitt

“He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.”

— William Hazlitt

“To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.”

— William Hazlitt

“Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!”

— William Hazlitt

“Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.”

— William Hazlitt

“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.”

— William Hazlitt

“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 ought to be.”

— 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

“A wise traveler never despises his own country.”

— William Hazlitt

“Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted.”

— William Hazlitt

“Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.”

— William Hazlitt

“We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their defects.”

— William Hazlitt

“Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality.”

— William Hazlitt

“Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone - but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.”

— William Hazlitt

“Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.”

— William Hazlitt

“To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it.”

— William Hazlitt

“We often choose a friend as we do a mistress - for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love.”

— William Hazlitt