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 :: 1778-1830, British Essayist

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The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves.
~ William Hazlitt - [Self-esteem]

 

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We can bear to be deprived of everything but our self-conceit.
~ William Hazlitt - [Self-image]

 

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Every one in a crowd has the power to throw dirt; none out of ten have the inclination.
~ William Hazlitt - [Slander]

 

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We are not hypocrites in our sleep.
~ William Hazlitt - [Sleep]

 

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We talk little when we do not talk about ourselves.
~ William Hazlitt - [Speakers and Speaking]

 

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If the world were good for nothing else, it is a fine subject for speculation.
~ William Hazlitt - [Speculation]

 

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There is no one thoroughly despicable. We cannot descend much lower than an idiot; and an idiot has some advantages over a wise man.
~ William Hazlitt - [Stupidity]

 

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Mankind are an incorrigible race. Give them but bugbears and idols -- it is all that they ask; the distinctions of right and wrong, of truth and falsehood, of good and evil, are worse than indifferent to them.
~ William Hazlitt - [Superstition]

 

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We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation.
~ William Hazlitt - [Taboos]

 

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Taste is nothing but an enlarged capacity for receiving pleasure from works of imagination.
~ William Hazlitt - [Taste]

 

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Good temper is an estate for life.
~ William Hazlitt - [Temper]

 

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Good temper is one of the greatest preservers of the features.
~ William Hazlitt - [Temper]

 

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Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.
~ William Hazlitt - [Thoughts and Thinking]

 

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I would like to spend my whole life traveling, if I could borrow another life to spend at home.
~ William Hazlitt - [Travel and Tourism]

 

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There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you.
~ William Hazlitt - [Tyranny]

 

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The thing is plain. All that men really understand, is confined to a very small compass; to their daily affairs and experience; to what they have an opportunity to know, and motives to study or practice. The rest is affectation and imposture.
~ William Hazlitt - [Understanding]

 

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The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings.
~ William Hazlitt - [Value]

 

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To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind to extraordinary sanctity and virtue must seem... ridiculous.
~ William Hazlitt - [Virtue]

 

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People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it, they work in it because they excel.
~ William Hazlitt - [Vocation]

 

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The player envies only the player, the poet envies only the poet.
~ William Hazlitt - [Vocation]

 

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