William Hazlitt Quotes

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.

William Hazlitt

Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought.

William Hazlitt

I should like to spend the whole of my life in travelling abroad, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend afterwards at home.

William Hazlitt

The public have neither shame nor gratitude.

William Hazlitt

Science is the desire to know causes.

William Hazlitt

The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves.

William Hazlitt

Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.

William Hazlitt

Without the aid of prejudice and custom I should not be able to find my way across the room.

William Hazlitt

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

William Hazlitt

We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.

William Hazlitt

To be remembered after we are dead, is but poor recompense for being treated with contempt while we are living.

William Hazlitt

We are not hypocrites in our sleep.
– William Hazlitt

William Hazlitt

None are completely wretched but those who are without hope, and few are reduced so low as that.

William Hazlitt

There is nothing good to be had in the country, or, if there be, they will not let you have it.

William Hazlitt

Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.

William Hazlitt

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