If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago.
William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)
Contributed by: Zaady
Words are the only things that last forever.
The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are the more leisure we have.
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"
There is an unseemly exposure of the mind, as well as of the body.
Source: Sketches and Essays, On Disagreeable People
The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down, and requires to be constantly wound up.
He who comes up to his own idea of greatness must always have had a very low standard of it in mind.
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