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Actors are the only honest hypocrites.
- William Hazlitt | Acting and the Theatre Quotes
We do not die wholly at our deaths: we have moldered away gradually long before. Faculty after faculty, interest after interest, attachment after attachment disappear: we are torn from ourselves while living.
- William Hazlitt | Aging and Old Age Quotes
Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.
- William Hazlitt | Beauty Quotes
We may be willing to tell a story twice, never to hear it more than once.
- William Hazlitt | Bores and Boredom Quotes
There is nothing good to be had in the country, or, if there be, they will not let you have it.
Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
- William Hazlitt | Conversation Quotes
The difference between the vanity of a Frenchman and an Englishman seems to be this: The one thinks everything right that is French, the other thinks everything wrong that is not English.
- William Hazlitt | England and the U.K. Quotes
Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
- William Hazlitt | Fame and Celebrities Quotes
Man is a make-believe animal - he is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part.
- William Hazlitt | Homo Sapiens Quotes
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck by the difference between what things are and what they might have been.
- William Hazlitt | Homo Sapiens Quotes
We are not hypocrites in our sleep.
- William Hazlitt | Hypocrisy Quotes
Calumny requires no proof. The throwing out of malicious imputations against any character leaves a stain which no after-refutation can wipe out. To create an unfavourable impression, it is not necessary that certain things should be true, but that they have been said.
- William Hazlitt | Insults and Calumny Quotes
All that men really understand is confined to a very small compass; to their daily affairs and experience; to what they have an opportunity to know; and motives to study or practise. The rest is affectation and imposture.
- William Hazlitt | Knowledge Quotes
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state. We must be doing something to be happy.
- William Hazlitt | Laziness Quotes
To get others to come into our ways of thinking, we must go over to theirs; and it is necessary to follow, in order to lead.
- William Hazlitt | Leaders and Leadership Quotes
Those who are fond of setting things to rights have no great objection to setting them wrong.
- William Hazlitt | Order and Organization Quotes
Landscape painting is the obvious resource of misanthropy.
- William Hazlitt | Painters and Painting Quotes
Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
- William Hazlitt | Prejudice and Bigotry Quotes
Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room.
- William Hazlitt | Prejudice and Bigotry Quotes
The truly proud man is satisfied with his own good opinion, and does not seek to make converts to it.
- William Hazlitt | Pride Quotes
It is essential to the triumph of reform that it shall never succeed.
- William Hazlitt | Revolution and Reform Quotes
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.
Learning is the knowledge of that which none but the learned know.
The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves.
- William Hazlitt | Silence Quotes
If a person has no delicacy, he has you in his power.
- William Hazlitt | Tact and Diplomacy Quotes
Horus non numero nisi serenas (I count only the sunny hours).
- William Hazlitt | Time Quotes
One truth discovered, one pang of regret at not being able to express it, is better than all the fluency and flippancy in the world.
- William Hazlitt | Truth Quotes
We must be doing something to be happy.
- William Hazlitt | Happiness Quotes
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 might have been.
- William Hazlitt | Acceptance Quotes
Anyone is to be pitied who has just sense enough to perceive his deficiencies.
- William Hazlitt | Forgiveness Quotes
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 | Other Side Quotes
We are cold to others only when we are dull in ourselves.
- William Hazlitt | Helping Other People Quotes
It is well there is no one without fault; for he would not have a friend in the world. He would seem to belong to a different species.
- William Hazlitt | Friendship Quotes
We are fonder of visiting our friends in health than in sickness. We judge less favorably of their characters when any misfortune happens to them; and a lucky hit, either in business or reputation, improves even their personal appearance in our eyes.
- William Hazlitt | Friendship Quotes
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 | Friendship Quotes
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 | Friendship Quotes
True friendship is self-love at second hand.
- William Hazlitt | Friendship Quotes
Faith is necessary to victory.
- William Hazlitt | Faith and Unity Quotes
Let a man's talents or virtues be what they may, he will only feel satisfaction as he is satisfied in himself.
- William Hazlitt | Self-Acceptance Quotes
Let a man's talents or virtues be what they may, he will only feel satisfaction in his society as he is satisfied in himself.
- William Hazlitt | Self-Acceptance Quotes
Those people who are uncomfortable in themselves are disagreeable to others.
- William Hazlitt | Self-Acceptance Quotes
As is our confidence, so is our capacity.
- William Hazlitt | Self-Confidence Quotes
Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought.
- William Hazlitt | Simplicity Quotes
Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room.
- William Hazlitt | One Day Quotes
The best part of our lives we pass in counting on what is to come.
- William Hazlitt | The Present Quotes
As is our confidence, so is our capacity.
- William Hazlitt | Positive Quotes
The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.
- William Hazlitt | Positive Quotes
A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.
- William Hazlitt | Enthusiasm Quotes
Zeal will do more than knowledge.
- William Hazlitt | Enthusiasm Quotes
The same reason makes a man a religious enthusiast that makes a man an enthusiast in any other way ... an uncomfortable mind in an uncomfortable body.
- William Hazlitt | Enthusiasm Quotes
None are completely wretched but those who are without hope, and few are reduced so low as that.
- William Hazlitt | Hope Quotes
Reason, with most people, means their own opinions.
- William Hazlitt | Decisions Quotes
The soul of dispatch is decision.
- William Hazlitt | Decisions Quotes
We had as lief not be, as not be ourselves.
- William Hazlitt | Right Quotes
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 might have been.
- William Hazlitt | Realistic Expectations Quotes
A life of action and danger moderates the dread of death. It not only gives us fortitude to bear pain, but teaches us at every step the precarious tenure on which we hold our present being.
- William Hazlitt | Success and Happiness Quotes
Our energy is in proportion to the resistance it meets. We attempt nothing great but from a sense of the difficulties we have to encounter; we persevere in nothing great but from a pride in overcoming them.
- William Hazlitt | Courage Quotes
A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.
- William Hazlitt | Success Quotes
We attempt nothing great but from a sense of the difficulties we have to encounter; we persevere in nothing great but from a pride in overcoming them.
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.
- William Hazlitt | Adversity Quotes
The same reason makes a man a religious enthusiast that makes a man an enthusiast in any other way: an uncomfortable mind in an uncomfortable body.
- William Hazlitt | Adversity Quotes
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.
- William Hazlitt | Introspection Quotes
None but those who are happy in themselves can make others so.
- William Hazlitt | Lighten up Quotes
Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.
- William Hazlitt | Adversity Quotes
Silence is one great art of conversation.
- William Hazlitt | Conversation Quotes
Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
- William Hazlitt | Familiarity Quotes
The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.
- William Hazlitt | Industry Quotes
The way to procure insults is to submit to them. A man meets with no more respect than he exacts.
- William Hazlitt | Insult Quotes
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 | Man Quotes
Those only deserve a monument who do not need one.
- William Hazlitt | Monuments Quotes
Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
- William Hazlitt | Prejudice Quotes
The public have neither shame nor gratitude.
- William Hazlitt | Public Quotes
Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought.
- William Hazlitt | Simplicity Quotes
Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.
- William Hazlitt | Thought Quotes
Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
- William Hazlitt | Wit Quotes


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