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

— William Hazlitt

The most fulfilling William Hazlitt quotes that will add value to your life

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


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


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

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


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.


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


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

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When a thing ceases to be subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.


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


I'm not smart, but I like to observe.

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.


We are very much what others think of us.

The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.


Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love.


To be wiser than other men is to be honester than they;

and strength of mind is only courage to see and speak the truth.


Dandyism is a species of genius.


About William Hazlitt

Quotes 612 sayings
Nationality English
Profession Critic
Birthday April 10, 1778

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


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.


The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy.

The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.


He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.


The most learned are often the most narrow minded.


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.


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


To be remembered after we are dead, is but poor recompense for being treated with contempt while we are living.


Prejudice is the child of ignorance.


Those only deserve a monument who do not need one.


Nothing is more unjust or capricious than public opinion.


Violent antipathies are always suspicious, and betray a secret affinity.


Reflection makes men cowards.


A great mind is one that can forget or look beyond itself.


Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.


Mankind are an incorrigible race. Give them but bugbears and idols -- it is all that they ask; the distinctions of right and wrong, of truth and falsehood, of good and evil, are worse than indifferent to them.


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


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


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


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


Rules and models destroy genius and art.


As is our confidence, so is our capacity.


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


There cannot be a surer proof of low origin, or of an innate meanness of disposition, than to be always talking and thinking of being genteel.


No truly great person ever thought themselves so.


We are never so much disposed to quarrel with others as when we are dissatisfied with ourselves.


The ignorance of the world leaves one at the mercy of its malice.


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


The diffusion of taste is not the same thing as the improvement of taste.


You will hear more good things on the outside of a stagecoach from London to Oxford than if you were to pass a twelvemonth with the undergraduates, or heads of colleges, of that famous university.


If the world were good for nothing else, it is a fine subject for speculation.


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


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


Those who wish to forget painful thoughts do well to absent themselves for a while from, the ties and objects that recall them; but we can be said only to fulfill our destiny in the place that gave us birth.


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.


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!


A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself.

He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.

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