William Hazlitt Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous William Hazlitt quotes and William Hazlitt sayings, and William Hazlitt proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them."

"Prejudice is never easy unless it can pass itself off for reason."

"There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from all prejudice."

"Habitual liars invent falsehoods not to gain any end or even to deceive their hearers, but to amuse themselves. It is partly practice and partly habit. It requires an effort in them to speak truth."

"The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases."

"Our energy is in proportion to the resistance it meets."

"Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them."

"He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others."

"We are not hypocrites in our sleep."

"A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could."

"The only vice which cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy."

"A man is a hypocrite only when he affects to take a delight in what he does not feel, not because he takes a perverse delight in opposite things."

"No truly great person ever thought themselves so."

"When a man can do better than everyone else in the same walk, he does not make any very painful exertions to outdo himself. The progress of improvement ceases nearly at the point where competition ends."

"Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering the weaknesses of others."

"When we forget old friends, it is a sign we have forgotten ourselves."

"Grace in women has more effect than beauty."

"The insolence of the vulgar is in proportion to their ignorance. They treat everything with contempt which they do not understand."

"Our contempt for others proves nothing but the illiberality and narrowness of our own views."

"Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune."

"Envy is a littleness of soul, which cannot see beyond a certain point, and if it does not occupy the whole space, feels itself excluded."

"Prejudice is the child of ignorance."

"No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves."

"A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means."

"Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else."

"The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves."

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