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
Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
No truly great person ever thought themselves so.
The essence of poetry is will and passion.
Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
Learning is its own exceeding great reward.
We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with...
The world judge of men by their ability in their professions, and we judge of...
The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure...
There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we...
An accomplished coquette excites the passions of others, in proportion as she feels none herself
It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better,...
The truly proud man knows neither superiors or inferiors. The first he does not admit...
People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it, they...
The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more concern than the destruction of...
Walk groundly, talk profoundly, drink roundly, sleep soundly.
Without something to hate, we should lose the very spring of thought and action.
One shining quality lends a lustre to another, or hides some glaring defect.
The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others. They are safe...
We often choose a friend as we do a mistress - for no particular excellence...
Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality.