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    The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: pain  destruction 
     
    Gracefulness has been defined to be the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: soul  harmony 
     
    Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves, will, in general, become of no more value than their dress.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: value 
     
    Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: poetry  worth 
     
    The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more concern than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: pain  destruction 
     
    A great mind is one that can forget or look beyond itself.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: mind 
     
    Rules and models destroy genius and art.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: rules  genius 
     
    Our lives are ruled by impermanence. The challenge is how to create something of enduring value within the context of our impermanent lives. Soka GakkaiGreat thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.
    — William Hazlitt
    To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.
    — William Hazlitt
    When I take up a book I have read before, I know what to expect; the satisfaction is not lessened by being anticipated. I shake hands with, and look our old tried and valued friend in the face,-compare notes and chat the hour away.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: friends  book  read 
     
    You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: world 
     
    Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: grace  soul  harmony 
     
    The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.
    — William Hazlitt
    People try to reconcile you to a disappointment in love by asking why you should cherish a passion for an object that has proved itself worthless. Had you known this before, you would not have encouraged the passion; but that having been once formed, knowledge does not destroy it. If we have drank poison, finding it out does not prevent its being in our veins: so passion leaves its poison in the mind!
    — William Hazlitt
    We are never so much disposed to quarrel with others as when we are dissatisfied with ourselves.
    — William Hazlitt
    I'm not smart, but I like to observe. Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: smart 
     
    The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: leisure 
     
    A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: work  smile  wonder  miracle 
     
    The garb of religion is the best cloak for power.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: power 
     
    The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others. They are safe from reprisals. And have no hope of rising in their own self esteem but by lowering their neighbors.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: people  self  hope 
     
    There is not a more mean, stupid, dastardly, pitiless, selfish, spiteful, envious, ungrateful animal than the Public. It is the greatest of cowards, for it is afraid of itself.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: animals  afraid 
     
    Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: peace  war 
     
    Of all virtues, magnanimity is the rarest. There are a hundred persons of merit for one who willingly acknowledges it in another.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: virtue 
     
    Violent antipathies are always suspicious, and betray a secret affinity.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: secret  violent 
     
    Do not quarrel with the world too soon; for, bad as it may be, it is the best we have to live in, here. If railing would have made it better, it would have been reformed long ago.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: live  world  bad 
     
    There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: friendship  rules 
     
    We are not hypocrites in our sleep.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: sleep 
     
    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.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: truth  liar  invent 
     
    I do not think that what is called Love at first sight is so great an absurdity as it is sometimes imagined to be. We generally make up our minds beforehand to the sort of person we should like, grave or gay, black, brown, or fair; with golden tresses or raven locks; - and when we meet with a complete example of the qualities we admire, the bargain is soon struck.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: people  gay  mind  quality  black  example 
     
    The rule for traveling abroad is to take our common sense with us, and leave our prejudices behind.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: prejudice  rules 
     
    No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: men  greatness 
     
    If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: chance 
     
    I would like to spend the whole of my life traveling, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend at home.
    — 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.
    — William Hazlitt
    I can enjoy society in a room; but out of doors, nature is company enough for me
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: nature  society  company 
     
    Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: secret  soul  book 
     
    The best part of our lives we pass in counting on what is to come.
    — William Hazlitt
    tags: live 
     
    The only impeccable writers are those who never wrote.
    — William Hazlitt
    People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it, they work in it because they excel.
    — William Hazlitt
    Persons without education certainly do not want either acuteness or strength of mind in what concerns themselves, or in things immediately within their observation; but they have no power of abstraction, no general standard of taste, or scale of opinion. They see their objects always near, and never in the horizon. Hence arises that egotism which has been remarked as the characteristic of self-taught men.
    — William Hazlitt
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    william hazlitt
    Birth    : April 10, 1778
    Death  : September 18, 1830
    Occupation  : Writer