There is no one thoroughly despicable. We cannot descend much lower than an idiot; and an idiot has some advantages over a wise man.
Quote by William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt Quotes
I hate to be near the sea, and to hear it roaring and raging like...
The true barbarian is he who thinks everything barbarous but his own tastes and prejudices.
He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.
Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
There are many who talk on from ignorance rather than from knowledge, and who find...
Fashion is gentility running away from vulgarity and afraid of being overtaken
A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.
There are only three pleasures in life pure and lasting, and all derived from inanimate...
A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one - they show one...
If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.
Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.
The love of fame is almost another name for the love of excellence; or it...
Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love.
No wise man can have a contempt for the prejudices of others; and he should...
Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my...
If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.
The public is so in awe of its own opinion that it never dares to...
The more we do, the more we can do.
The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is...
The English (it must be owned) are rather a foul-mouthed nation.