William Hazlitt

1778 - 1830

A Quote by William Hazlitt on children, ignorance, and prejudice

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on people and silence

The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on conceit

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We can bear to be deprived of everything but our self-conceit.

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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 action, happiness, indolence, and thought

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.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on hope, neighbors, and people

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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A Quote by William Hazlitt on insults

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The best way to procure insults is to submit to them.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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