William Hazlitt

1778 - 1830

A Quote by William Hazlitt

The most fluent talkers or most plausible reasoners are not always the justest thinkers.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

Source: Sketches and Essays, On Prejudice

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on death, earth, fear, glory, habits, hell, men, privilege, thought, and world

Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth - more than ruin - more even than death. . . . Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on practice

Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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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.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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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 affection, boldness, darkness, discovery, genius, habits, meaning, mind, mystery, nature, originality, power, spirit, truth, and world

He is a man of capacity who possesses considerable intellectual riches: while he is a man of genius who finds out a vein of new ore. Originality is the seeing nature differently from others, and yet as it is in itself. It is not singularity or affectation, but the discovery of new and valuable truth. All the world do not see the whole meaning of any object they have been looking at. Habit blinds them to some things: shortsightedness to others. Every mind is not a gauge and measure of truth. Nature has her surface and her dark recesses. She is deep, obscure, and infinite. It is only minds on whom she makes her fullest impressions that can penetrate her shrine or unveil her Holy of Holies. It is only those whom she has filled with her spirit that have the boldness or the power to reveal her mysteries to others.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on life and satisfaction

Human life may be regarded as a succession of frontispieces. The way to be satisfied is never to look back.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on animals

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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 have been.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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