He who comes up to his own idea of greatness must always have had a very low standard of it in mind
Quote by William Hazlitt
Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.
We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation.
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we...
Zeal will do more than knowledge.
It is better to be able neither to read nor write than to be able...
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not...
Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns...
If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.
Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust; hatred alone is inmortal.
Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a confession of the deficiency it...
I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about.
A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one - they show one...
Dandyism is a variety of genius.
The love of fame is almost another name for the love of excellence; or it...
So I have loitered my life away, reading books, looking at pictures, going to plays,...
Asleep, nobody is a hypocrite
No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of...
Gracefulness has been defined to be the outward expression of the inward harmony of the...
He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.