One is always more vexed at losing a game of any sort by a single hole or ace, than if one has never had a chance of winning it
Quote by William Hazlitt
The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is...
Principle is a passion for truth
Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our...
I should like to spend the whole of my life in traveling abroad, if I...
We must be doing something to be happy.
Man is a make-believe animal: he is never so truly himself as when he is...
Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my...
Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we...
No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.
I like a friend better for having faults that one can talk about
To be remembered after we are dead, is but poor recompense for being treated with...
A wise traveler never despises his own country.
Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their...
The public is so in awe of its own opinion that it never dares to...
Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love.
The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the...
The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure, and quit with most regret, never...
Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.
The most learned are often the most narrow minded.