William Hazlitt Quotes

William Hazlitt Quotes: Vanity does not refer to the opinion a man entertains of himself, but to that which he wishes others to entertain of him.
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William Hazlitt Quote: Literature, like nobility, runs in the blood.
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Quotes about William Hazlitt: Reflection brakes men cowards. There is no object that can be put in competition with life, unless it is viewed through the medium of passion, and we are hurried away by the impulse of the moment.
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Quote about William Hazlitt: When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.
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William Hazlitt Sayings: We would willingly, and without remorse, sacrifice not only the present moment, but all the interval (no matter how long) that separates us from any favorite object.
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William Hazlitt Saying: The origin of all science is the desire to know causes, and the origin of all false science is the desire to accept false causes rather than none; or, which is the same thing, in the unwillingness to acknowledge our own ignorance.
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Sayings about William Hazlitt: Painting for a whole morning gives one as excellent an appetite for one's dinner, as old Abraham Tucker acquired for his by riding over Banstead Downs.
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Saying about William Hazlitt: We prefer a person with vivacity and high spirits, though bordering upon insolence, to the timid and pusillanimous; we are fonder of wit joined to malice than of dullness without it.
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William Hazlitt Quotes: We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.
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William Hazlitt Quote: Cant is the voluntary overcharging or prolongation of a real sentiment; hypocrisy is the setting up a pretension to a feeling you never had and have no wish for.
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Quotes about William Hazlitt: As we advance in life, we acquire a keener sense of the value of time. Nothing else, indeed, seems of any consequence; and we become misers in this respect.
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Quote about William Hazlitt: Everything is in motion. Everything flows. Everything is vibrating.
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William Hazlitt Sayings: There is something captivating in spirit and intrepidity, to which, we often yield as to a resistless power; nor can he reasonably expect, the confidence of others who too apparently distrusts himself.
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William Hazlitt Saying: The history of mankind is a romance, a mask, a tragedy, constructed upon the principles of POETICAL JUSTICE; it is a noble or royal hunt, in which what is sport to the few is death to the many, and in which the spectators halloo and encourage the strong to set upon the weak, and cry havoc in the chase, though they do not share in the spoil.
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Sayings about William Hazlitt: But of all footmen the lowest class is literary footmen.
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Saying about William Hazlitt: The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more concern than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings.
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William Hazlitt Quotes: A full-dressed ecclesiastic is a sort of go-cart of divinity; an ethical automaton. A clerical prig is, in general, a very dangerous as well as contemptible character. The utmost that those who thus habitually confound their opinions and sentiments with the outside coverings of their bodies can aspire to, is a negative and neutral character, like wax-work figures, where the dress is done as much to the life as the man, and where both are respectable pieces of pasteboard, or harmless compositions of fleecy hosiery.
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William Hazlitt Quote: Those only deserve a monument who do not need one; that is, who have raised themselves a monument in the minds and memories of men.
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