Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought.
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.
The public have neither shame nor gratitude.
Science is the desire to know causes.
The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves.
Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
Without the aid of prejudice and custom I should not be able to find my way across the room.
A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
To be remembered after we are dead, is but poor recompense for being treated with contempt while we are living.
We are not hypocrites in our sleep.
– William Hazlitt
None are completely wretched but those who are without hope, and few are reduced so low as that.
There is nothing good to be had in the country, or, if there be, they will not let you have it.
Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.