A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one - they show one another off to the best advantage.
Quote by William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt Quotes
To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it
The busier we are the more leisure we have.
Good temper is an estate for life
Learning is, in too many cases, but a foil to common sense; a substitute for...
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have...
Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use.
It is not the errors of others, but our own miscalculations, on which we wreak...
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not...
The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as...
Good temper is one of the greatest preservers of the features.
The true barbarian is he who thinks everything barbarous but his own tastes and prejudices.
No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.
Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our...
The most violent friendships soonest wear themselves out.
Principle is a passion for truth
There is no one thoroughly despicable. We cannot descend much lower than an idiot; and...
I do not think that what is called Love at first sight is so great...
There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we...
Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.
To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest...