No truly great person ever thought themselves so.
Quote by William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt Quotes
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal...
Genius not only diagnoses the situation but supplies the answers.
One would imagine that books were, like women, the worse for being old : that...
If I have not read a book before, it is, for all intents and purposes,...
Rules and models destroy genius and art.
The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as...
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the...
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not...
Genius, like humanity, rusts for the want of use
Learning is its own exceeding great reward.
We are not hypocrites in our sleep
The incentive to ambition is the love of power.
Those who speak ill of the spiritual life, although they come and go by day,...
We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their...
The more we do, the more we can do.
We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with...
The truly proud man knows neither superiors or inferiors. The first he does not admit...
The ignorance of the world leaves one at the mercy of its malice
Real knowledge is to know the extent of ones ignorance.
The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds