William Hazlitt

1778 - 1830

A Quote by William Hazlitt on defeat, driving, good, heart, individuality, kindness, miracles, order, persuasion, pride, respect, secrets, tyranny, violence, and work

Violence ever defeats its own ends. Where you cannot drive you can always persuade. A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles. There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on mankind

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

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on words

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Words are the only things that last forever.

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on art

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The art of pleasing consists in being pleased.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

Source: Round Table.

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on pleasure and promises

Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on adversity, prosperity, and teachers

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on order

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We must overact our part in some measure, in order to produce any effect at all.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

Source: "On Cant and Hypocrisy"

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on character, circumstances, decisions, and mind

There is nothing more to be esteemed than a manly firmness and decision of character. I like a person who knows his own mind and sticks to it; who sees at once what is to be done in given circumstances and does it.

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on body and mind

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There is an unseemly exposure of the mind, as well as of the body.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

Source: Sketches and Essays, On Disagreeable People

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on mind

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The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down, and requires to be constantly wound up.

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