The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love; have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do; and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.
Quote by William Hazlitt
Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust; hatred alone is inmortal.
Walk groundly, talk profoundly, drink roundly, sleep soundly.
The busier we are the more leisure we have.
We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation.
The player envies only the player, the poet envies only the poet.
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The English (it must be owned) are rather a foul-mouthed nation.
Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others. They are safe...
No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of...
That which is not, shall never be; that which is, shall never cease to be....
Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have...
As hypocrisy is said to be the highest compliment to virtue, the art of lying...
The humblest painter is a true scholar; and the best of scholars the scholar of...
He who comes up to his own idea of greatness must always have had a...
We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with...
An honest man speaks the truth, though it may give offence; a vain man, in...
Dandyism is a variety of genius.