As hypocrisy is said to be the highest compliment to virtue, the art of lying is the strongest acknowledgment of the force of truth
Quote by William Hazlitt
Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves, will, in general, become of...
Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust; hatred alone is inmortal.
Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may...
The ignorance of the world leaves one at the mercy of its malice
We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with...
Memory cannot exist without endurance of the things perceived, and the thing perceived cannot remain...
It is hard for any one to be an honest politician who is not born...
Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
Love at first sight is only realizing an imagination that has always haunted us; or...
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
There is no one thoroughly despicable. We cannot descend much lower than an idiot; and...
Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
Defoe says that there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to...
No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.
Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.
If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.
That which is not, shall never be; that which is, shall never cease to be....
Zeal will do more than knowledge.
The perfect joys of heaven do not satisfy the cravings of nature.
It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better,...