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55 Famous Quotes by William Hazlitt
4/10/1778 - 9/18/1830
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He who would see old Hoghton right Must view it by the pale moonlight.

Moon Quotes, by William Hazlitt , Source: English Proverbs and Provincial Phrases (p. 196)

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We all wear some disguise, make some professions, use some artifice, to set ourselves off as being better than we are; and yet it is not denied that we have some good intentions and praiseworthy qualities at bottom.

Disguise Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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

Faith Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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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 of been.

Laughter Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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

Memory Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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

Morals Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.

Cunning Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering the weaknesses of others.

Deceit Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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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.

Fame Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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

Grace Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly overvalued by others.

Modesty Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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The truly proud man knows neither superiors nor inferiors. The first he does not admit of; the last he does not concern himself about.

Pride Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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

Temper Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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I should like to spend the whole of my life in travelling abroad, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend afterwards at home.

Travel Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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

Vocation Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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

Adversity Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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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.

Books Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.

Familiarity Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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Gallantry to women--the sure road to their favor--is nothing but the appearance of extreme devotion to all their wants and wishes, a delight in their satisfaction, and a confidence in yourself as being able to contribute toward it.

Gallantry Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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

Grace Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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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.

Humanity Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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Indolence is a delightful but distressing state. We must be doing something to be happy.

Laziness Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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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.

Leadership Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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

Life Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.

Observation Quotes, by William Hazlitt

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