Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love.
Quote by William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt Quotes
Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
Dandyism is a variety of genius.
To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it
We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation.
The way to procure insults is to submit to them: a man meets with no...
The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others. They are safe...
If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If...
It is not the errors of others, but our own miscalculations, on which we wreak...
Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust; hatred alone is inmortal.
I hate to be near the sea, and to hear it roaring and raging like...
The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down, and requires...
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
An accomplished coquette excites the passions of others, in proportion as she feels none herself
Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We...
To great evils we submit; we resent little provocations
The public have neither shame or gratitude.
Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we...
The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more concern than the destruction of...
Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use.