If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators.
Quote by William Hazlitt
Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.
Those who can command themselves command others.
No young man ever thinks he shall die.
Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.
There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from...
We can scarcely hate anyone that we know.
The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as...
The true barbarian is he who thinks everything barbarous but his own tastes and prejudices.
A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one - they show one...
Our friends are generally ready to do everything for us, except the very thing we...
A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every...
I hate to be near the sea, and to hear it roaring and raging like...
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.
Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my...
If the world were good for nothing else, it is a fine subject for speculation.
We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with...
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have...
Everything is in motion. Everything flows. Everything is vibrating.
To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind to extraordinary sanctity and virtue...