No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.
Quote by William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt Quotes
The essence of poetry is will and passion.
Principle is a passion for truth
Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone -...
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not...
Learning is, in too many cases, but a foil to common sense; a substitute for...
Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is...
It is not the errors of others, but our own miscalculations, on which we wreak...
Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If...
There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may...
Good temper is an estate for life
The truly proud man knows neither superiors nor inferiors. The first he does not admit...
The player envies only the player, the poet envies only the poet.
Anyone who has passed though the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not...
The most violent friendships soonest wear themselves out.
If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.
Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love.
The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down, and requires...