Quotation Explorer - 'William Hazlitt'

A really great man has always an idea of something greater than himself. - William Hazlitt
The only impeccable writers are those who never wrote. - William Hazlitt
We must overact our part in some measure, in order to produce any effect at all. - William Hazlitt
The world loves to be amused by hollow professions, to be deceived by flattering appearances, to live in a state of hallucination; and can forgive everything but the plain, downright, simple, honest truth. - William Hazlitt
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater. - William Hazlitt
The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves. - William Hazlitt
When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest. - William Hazlitt
No man is truly great, who is great only in his life-time. The test of greatness is the page of history. - William Hazlitt
Without the aid of prejudice and custom I should not be able to find my way across the room. - William Hazlitt
the old maxim... "there are three things necessary to success in life--Impudence! Impudence! Impudence! - William Hazlitt
Shall I faint, now that I have poured out the spirit of my mind to the world, and treated many subjects with truth, with freedom, with power, because I have been followed with one cry of abuse ever since for not being a Government tool? - William Hazlitt
The way to procure insults is to submit to them: a man meets with no more respect than he exacts. - William Hazlitt
If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory. - William Hazlitt
The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down, and requires to be constantly wound up. - William Hazlitt
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be. - William Hazlitt
The world dread nothing so much as being convinced of their errors. - William Hazlitt
The surest hindrance of success is to have too high a standard of refinement in our own minds, or too high an opinion of the judgment of the public. He who is determined not to be satisfied with anything short of perfection will never do anything to please himself or others. - William Hazlitt
To display the greatest powers, unless they are applied to great purposes, makes nothing for the character of greatness. - William Hazlitt
No act terminating in itself constitutes greatness. - William Hazlitt
The path of genius is free, and its own - William Hazlitt
The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are the more leisure we have. - William Hazlitt
The definition of genius is that it acts unconsciously; and those who have produced immortal works, have done so without knowing how or why. The greatest power operates unseen. - William Hazlitt
A King (as such) is not a great man. He has great power, but it is not his own. - William Hazlitt
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.(1778 - 1830) - William Hazlitt
I do not care a fig for any woman that knows even what an author means. - William Hazlitt
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. - William Hazlitt
A great chessplayer is not a great man, for he leaves the world as he found it. - William Hazlitt
...greatness sympathises with greatness, and littleness shrinks into itself. - William Hazlitt
He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others. - William Hazlitt
Never so sure our rapture to createAs when it touch'd the brink of all we hate. - William Hazlitt
Men of genius do not excel in any profession because they labor in it, but they labor in it because they excel. - William Hazlitt
Popularity is neither fame nor greatness. - William Hazlitt
Those who are fond of settling things to rights have no great objection to seeing them wrong. - William Hazlitt
The soul of conversation is sympathy. - William Hazlitt
Modern fanaticism thrives in proportion to the quanitity of contradictions and nonsense it poures down the throats of the gaping multitude, and the jargon and mysticism it offers to their wonder and credulity. - William Hazlitt
If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago. - William Hazlitt
I like a friend better for having faults that one can talk about. - William Hazlitt
Greatness is great power, producing great effects. It is not enough that a man has great power in himself, he must shew it to all the world in a way that cannot be hid or gainsaid. - William Hazlitt
To impress the idea of power on others, they must be made in some way to feel it. - William Hazlitt
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