We often choose a friend as we do a mistress - for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love.
Quote by William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt Quotes
The most violent friendships soonest wear themselves out.
Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may...
The public have neither shame or gratitude.
The ignorance of the world leaves one at the mercy of its malice
To be remembered after we are dead, is but poor recompense for being treated with...
The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as...
A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It...
Learning is its own exceeding great reward.
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal...
No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of...
To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it.
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not...
Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.
Genius not only diagnoses the situation but supplies the answers.
Gallantry to women - the sure road to their favor - is nothing but the...
Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more concern than the destruction of...
Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.
A wise traveler never despises his own country.