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 (1778 - 1830)
Contributed by: Zaady
Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves.
The art of pleasing consists in being pleased.
Source: Round Table.
Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
We must overact our part in some measure, in order to produce any effect at all.
Source: "On Cant and Hypocrisy"
When I am in the country, I wish to vegetate like the country.
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others. They are safe from reprisals, and have no hope of rising in their own esteem but by lowering their neighbors.
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