William Hazlitt Quotes (62 quotations)

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1. ...greatness sympathises with greatness, and littleness shrinks into itself. - William Hazlitt

2. A great chessplayer is not a great man, for he leaves the world as he found it. - William Hazlitt

3. A hair in the head is worth two in the brush. - William Hazlitt

4. A King (as such) is not a great man. He has great power, but it is not his own. - William Hazlitt

5. A man knows his companion in a long journey and a little inn. - William Hazlitt

6. A really great man has always an idea of something greater than himself. - William Hazlitt

7. A wise traveler never despises his own country. - William Hazlitt

8. As is our confidence, so is our capacity. - William Hazlitt

9. Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own. - William Hazlitt

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

11. Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone - but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming. - William Hazlitt

12. Everything is in motion. Everything flows. Everything is vibrating. - William Hazlitt

13. 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. - William Hazlitt

14. Fashon is the abortive issue of vain ostentation and exclusive egotism: it is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath - tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute. - William Hazlitt

15. Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use. - William Hazlitt

16. Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity. - William Hazlitt

17. Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts. - William Hazlitt

18. Greatness is great power, producing great effects. It is not enough that a man has great power in himself, he must shew it to all the world in a way that cannot be hid or gainsaid. - William Hazlitt

19. He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies. - William Hazlitt

20. I like a friend better for having faults that one can talk about. - William Hazlitt

21. I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about. - William Hazlitt

22. I should like to spend the whole of my life in traveling abroad, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend afterwards at home. - William Hazlitt

23. 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. - William Hazlitt

24. If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago. - William Hazlitt

25. 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. - William Hazlitt

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