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
Zeal will do more than knowledge.
Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
Rules and models destroy genius and art.
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not...
If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If...
He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.
We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation.
The most violent friendships soonest wear themselves out.
Every one in a crowd has the power to throw dirt: nine out of ten...
People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it, they...
So I have loitered my life away, reading books, looking at pictures, going to plays,...
A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would...
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the...
To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it.
No young man ever thinks he shall die.
Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.
That which is not, shall never be; that which is, shall never cease to be....
Memory cannot exist without endurance of the things perceived, and the thing perceived cannot remain...
What an enormous magnifier is tradition! How a thing grows in the human memory and...
Language is memory and metaphor