Who is William Hazlitt ?
William Hazlitt (10 April 1778 – 18 September 1830) was an English writer, remembered for his humanistic essays and literary criticism, as the greatest art critic of his age, and as a drama critic, social commentator, and philosopher. He was also a painter.
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If you think you can win, you can win. Faith
is necessary to victory.
The most silent
people are generally those who think most highly of themselves.
There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.
If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.
You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.
As is our confidence, so is our capacity.
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Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.
When a thing ceases to be subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.
Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.
The most learned are often the most narrow minded.
Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
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!
Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
About William Hazlitt
Quotes 186 sayings Nationality English Profession Critic Birthday April 10, 1778
Reflection makes men cowards.
We are all of us, more or less, the slaves of opinion.
I would like to spend my whole life traveling, if I could borrow another life to spend at home.
The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.
No truly great person ever thought themselves so.
persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
We grow tired of everything but turning
others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their defects.
No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime.
The test of greatness is the page of history.
Life is the art of being well deceived.
No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.
The player envies only the player, the poet envies only the poet.
To be remembered after we are dead, is but poor recompense for being treated with contempt while we are living.
We talk little when we do not talk about ourselves.
The only vice which cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a
hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.
The most violent friendships soonest wear themselves out.
Those who can command themselves command others.
Man is a make-believe animal -- he is never so truly himself as when
he is acting a part.
He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.
Nothing is more unjust or capricious than public opinion.
Good temper is an estate for life.
A strong passion for any
object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.
Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.
To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it.
Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering the weaknesses of others.
To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it, they work in it because they excel.
The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases.
The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure, and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor.
The essence of poetry is will and passion.
The best part of our lives we pass in counting on what is to come.
The worst old age is that of the mind.
Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that.
When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.
There are names written in her immortal scroll at which Fame blushes!
A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every one that can read in it.
It is well that there is no one without a fault; for he would not have a friend in the world.
Lest he should wander irretrievably from the right path, he stands still.
Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain.