Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly overvalued by others.
Quote by William Hazlitt
No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.
The world judge of men by their ability in their professions, and we judge of...
Dandyism is a variety of genius.
Asleep, nobody is a hypocrite.
To great evils we submit; we resent little provocations
Rules and models destroy genius and art.
We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with...
The English (it must be owned) are rather a foul-mouthed nation.
Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns...
Every one in a crowd has the power to throw dirt: nine out of ten...
Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
No truly great person ever thought themselves so.
If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.
We often choose a friend as we do a mistress - for no particular excellence...
The ignorance of the world leaves one at the mercy of its malice
To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it
There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from...
I do not think that what is called Love at first sight is so great...
Tis better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all
Love matches are made by people who are content, for a month of honey, to...
Among men and women, those in love do not always announce themselves with declarations and...