William Hazlitt

William Hazlitt

was an English writer, remembered for his humanistic essays and literary criticism, and as a grammarian and philosopher.
Learning is, in too many cases, but a foil to common sense; a substitute for true knowledge. Books are less often made use of as spectacles to look at nature with, than as blinds to keep out its strong light and shifting scenery from weak eyes and indolent dispositions. The learned are mere literary drudges. William Hazlitt quotes

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