WILLIAM HAZLITT Quotes

The love of fame is almost another name for the love of excellence; or it is the ambition to attain the highest excellence, sanctioned by the highest authority, that of time.

William Hazlitt

If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.

William Hazlitt

Fashion constantly begins and ends in the two things it abhors most, singularity and vulgarity.

William Hazlitt

We are thankful for good-will rather than for services, for the motive than the quantum of favor received.

William Hazlitt

Learning is its own exceeding great reward.

William Hazlitt

One would imagine that books were, like women, the worse for being old that they open their leaves more cordially that the spirit of enjoyment wears out with the spirit of novelty and that after a certain age, it is high time to put them on the s.

William Hazlitt

Whatever excites the spirit of contradiction is capable of producing the last effects of heroism; which is only the highest pitch of obstinacy, in a good or bad cause, in wisdom or folly.

William Hazlitt

The world judge of men by their ability in their profession, and we judge of ourselves by the same test: for it is on that on which our success in life depends.

William Hazlitt

Good temper is an estate for life

William Hazlitt

When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.

William Hazlitt

Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.

William Hazlitt

The are of will-making chiefly consists in baffling the importunity of expectation.

William Hazlitt

Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.

William Hazlitt

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.

William Hazlitt

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

William Hazlitt

If I were dying, my last words would be, have faith and pursue the unknown end.

William Hazlitt
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