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
We are not hypocrites in our sleep.
The English (it must be owned) are rather a foul-mouthed nation.
One shining quality lends a lustre to another, or hides some glaring defect.
He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.
Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
The art of pleasing consists in being pleased.
To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it.
We often choose a friend as we do a mistress - for no particular excellence...
Fashion is gentility running away from vulgarity and afraid of being overtaken
The essence of poetry is will and passion.
The public is so in awe of its own opinion that it never dares to...
The truly proud man knows neither superiors or inferiors. The first he does not admit...
The more we do, the more we can do.
Asleep, nobody is a hypocrite
There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force...
To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the...
That which is not, shall never be; that which is, shall never cease to be....
We seem to gain wisdom more readily through our failures than through our successes. We...
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.