Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
Quote by William Hazlitt
There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we...
Fashion is gentility running away from vulgarity and afraid of being overtaken
We often choose a friend as we do a mistress - for no particular excellence...
Memory cannot exist without endurance of the things perceived, and the thing perceived cannot remain...
People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it, they...
The true barbarian is he who thinks everything barbarous but his own tastes and prejudices.
Dandyism is a variety of genius.
Principle is a passion for truth
The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love; have I not reason to hate...
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use.
The public is so in awe of its own opinion that it never dares to...
Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a confession of the deficiency it...
The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down, and requires...
To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind to extraordinary sanctity and virtue...
I like a friend better for having faults that one can talk about
The most violent friendships soonest wear themselves out.
The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is...
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have...
An accomplished coquette excites the passions of others, in proportion as she feels none herself