Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
Quote by William Hazlitt
We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation.
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal...
Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love.
The essence of poetry is will and passion.
Genius not only diagnoses the situation but supplies the answers.
A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every...
Genius is a native to the soil where it grows - is fed by the...
If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If...
An honest man speaks the truth, though it may give offence; a vain man, in...
Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.
I like a friend better for having faults that one can talk about
Genius, like humanity, rusts for the want of use
One shining quality lends a lustre to another, or hides some glaring defect.
You will hear more good things on the outside of a stagecoach from London to...
A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would...
We must be doing something to be happy.
If you think you can win, you can. Faith is necessary to victory.
There is nothing good to be had in the country, or if there is, they...
We can scarcely hate anyone that we know.
Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.