We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.
Quote by William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt Quotes
No truly great person ever thought themselves so.
The true barbarian is he who thinks everything barbarous but his own tastes and prejudices.
Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.
So I have loitered my life away, reading books, looking at pictures, going to plays,...
He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.
The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is...
Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.
Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love.
A hair in the head is worth two in the brush.
The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as...
You will hear more good things on the outside of a stagecoach from London to...
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.
To get others to come into our ways of thinking, we must go over to...
Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.
Genius not only diagnoses the situation but supplies the answers.
As hypocrisy is said to be the highest compliment to virtue, the art of lying...
Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy, as they undoubtedly are...
If (the) empire of superstition and hypocrisy should be overthrown, happy indeed will it be...