Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
Quote by William Hazlitt
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Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use.
Without something to hate, we should lose the very spring of thought and action.
Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my...
The love of fame is almost another name for the love of excellence; or it...
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Asleep, nobody is a hypocrite.
Dandyism is a variety of genius.
We are not hypocrites in our sleep.
A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end...
Zeal will do more than knowledge.
Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love.
The English (it must be owned) are rather a foul-mouthed nation.
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality.
Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.