William Hazlitt

William Hazlitt

was an English writer, remembered for his humanistic essays and literary criticism, and as a grammarian and philosopher.
When I take up a book I have read before, I know what to expect; the satisfaction is not lessened by being anticipated. I shake hands with, and look our old tried and valued friend in the face,--compare notes and chat the hour away.More William Hazlitt quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Gracefulness has been defined to be the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.More William Hazlitt quotes [08/14/2011 02:08:16]
Habitual liars invent falsehoods not to gain any end or even to deceive their hearers, but to amuse themselves. It is partly practice and partly habit. It requires an effort in them to speak truth.More William Hazlitt quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If goodness were only a theory, it were a pity it should be lost to the world. There are a number of things, the idea of which is a clear gain to the mind. Let people, for instance, rail at friendship, genius, freedom, as long as they will --the very names of these despised qualities are better than anything else that could be substituted for them, and embalm even the most envenomed satire against them.More William Hazlitt quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity.More William Hazlitt quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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