William Hazlitt quotes

“Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust; hatred alone is immortal.”

— William Hazlitt

“Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.”

— William Hazlitt

“You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.”

— William Hazlitt

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

— William Hazlitt

“The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more concern than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings.”

— William Hazlitt

“Almost every sect of Christianity is a perversion of its essence, to accommodate it to the prejudices of the world.”

— William Hazlitt

“Rules and models destroy genius and art.”

— William Hazlitt

“The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases.”

— William Hazlitt

“There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.”

— William Hazlitt

“Those who speak ill of the spiritual life, although they come and go by day, are like the smith's bellows: they take breath but are not alive.”

— 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

“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

“If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.”

— 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

“There is no one thoroughly despicable. We cannot descend much lower than an idiot; and an idiot has some advantages over a wise man.”

— William Hazlitt

“There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from all prejudice.”

— William Hazlitt

“Everything is in motion. Everything flows. Everything is vibrating.”

— William Hazlitt

“Grace in women has more effect than beauty.”

— William Hazlitt

“The art of pleasing consists in being pleased.”

— 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 hair in the head is worth two in the brush.”

— William Hazlitt

“Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.”

— William Hazlitt

“Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use.”

— William Hazlitt

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

— William Hazlitt

“I would like to spend the whole of my life traveling, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend at home.”

— William Hazlitt

“If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.”

— William Hazlitt

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

— William Hazlitt

“No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.”

— William Hazlitt

“No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.”

— William Hazlitt
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