William Hazlitt

1778 - 1830

A Quote by William Hazlitt on liberty, love, and power

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

Source: Political Essays. London Newspaper.

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on clarity and thinking

Give me the clear blue sky over my head, and the green turf beneath my feet, a winding road before me, and a three hours' march do dinner-and then to thinking!

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

Source: Table Talk. On Going a Journey

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on appearance, confidence, extremism, satisfaction, wishes, and women

Gallantry to women - the sure road to their favor - is nothing but the appearance of extreme devotion to all their wants and wishes, a delight in their satisfaction, and a confidence in yourself as being able to contribute toward it.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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A Quote by William Hazlitt

We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing it.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

Source: Sketches and Essays, On Prejudice

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on value

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Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves, will, in general, become of no more value than their dress.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

Source: Political Essays. On the Clerical Character

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on fame and men

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The temple of fame stands upon the grave: the flame that burns upon its altars is kindled from the ashes of great men.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

Source: Lectures on the English Poets

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on genius, immortality, and power

The definition of genius is that it acts unconsciously; and those who have produced immortal works, have done so without knowing how or why. The greatest power operates unseen.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on books, happiness, life, reading, thinking, and writing

So I have loitered my life away, reading books, looking at pictures, going to plays, hearing, thinking, writing on what pleased me best. I have wanted only one thing to make me happy, but wanting that have wanted everything.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

Source: Winterslow. My First Acquaintance with Poets

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on happiness and life

Well I've had a happy life.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

Source: Last words. Memoirs of William Hazlitt

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on adversity, mind, possessions, prosperity, and teachers

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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