William Hazlitt Quotes

Dr. Johnson was a lazy learned man who liked to think and talk better than to read or write.. view

By: 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... view

By: 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!.. view

By: William Hazlitt

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

By: William Hazlitt

Learning is its own exceeding great reward... view

By: William Hazlitt

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

By: William Hazlitt

If I have not read a book before, it is, for all intents and purposes, new to me whether it was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago... view

By: William Hazlitt

Everything is in motion. Everything flows. Everything is vibrating... view

By: William Hazlitt

If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators... view

By: William Hazlitt

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

By: William Hazlitt

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

By: William Hazlitt

It is better to be able neither to read nor write than to be able to do nothing else... view

By: William Hazlitt

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

By: William Hazlitt

It is not fit that every man should travel.. view

By: William Hazlitt

Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts... view

By: William Hazlitt

Life is the art of being well deceived.. view

By: 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... view

By: William Hazlitt

It is hard for any one to be an honest politician who is not born and bred a Dissenter... view

By: William Hazlitt

I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about... view

By: William Hazlitt

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

By: William Hazlitt

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

By: William Hazlitt

He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others... view

By: William Hazlitt

Gracefulness has been defined to be the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul... view

By: William Hazlitt

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

By: William Hazlitt

Grace in women has more effect than beauty... view

By: William Hazlitt

Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity... view

By: William Hazlitt

Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust.. view

By: William Hazlitt

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy... view

By: William Hazlitt

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

By: William Hazlitt

Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use... view

By: William Hazlitt

Good temper is one of the greatest preservers of the features... view

By: William Hazlitt

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

By: William Hazlitt

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

By: William Hazlitt

A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions... view

By: 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... view

By: William Hazlitt

A hair in the head is worth two in the brush... view

By: William Hazlitt

A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one - they show one another off to the best advantage... view

By: William Hazlitt

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

By: William Hazlitt

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

By: William Hazlitt

The true barbarian is he who thinks everything barbarous but his own tastes and prejudices... view

By: 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... view

By: William Hazlitt

The way to get on in the world is to be neither more nor less wise, neither better nor worse than your neighbours... view

By: William Hazlitt