William Hazlitt

William Hazlitt

was an English writer, remembered for his humanistic essays and literary criticism, and as a grammarian and philosopher.
Envy is the deformed and distorted offspring of egotism; and when we reflect on the strange and disproportioned character of the parent, we cannot wonder at the perversity and waywardness of the child.More William Hazlitt quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have known persons without a friend--never any one without some virtue. The virtues of the former conspired with their vices to make the whole world their enemies.More William Hazlitt quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The severest critics are always those who have either never attempted, or who have failed in original composition.More William Hazlitt quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To speak highly of one with whom we are intimate is a species of egotism. Our modesty as well as our jealousy teaches us caution on this subject.More William Hazlitt quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The characteristic of Chaucer is intensity: of Spencer, remoteness: of Milton elevation and of Shakespeare everything.More William Hazlitt quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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