William Hazlitt

1778 - 1830

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.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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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.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on greatness, ideas, and mind

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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A Quote by William Hazlitt on determination, judgment, perfection, satisfaction, and success

The surest hindrance of success is to have too high a standard of refinement in our own minds, or too high an opinion of the judgment of the public. He who is determined not to be satisfied with anything short of perfection will never do anything to please himself or others.

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on thought

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No really great man ever thought himself so.

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on country and wishes

When I am in the country, I wish to vegetate like the country.

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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.

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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.

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