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William Hazlitt Quotes

«It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.»
Author: William Hazlitt (Writer) | About: Travel | Keywords: Better To Travel, fit, wise man
«First impressions are often the truest, as we find (not infrequently) to our cost, when we have been wheedled out of them by plausible professions or studied actions. A man's look is the work of years; it is stamped on his countenance by the events of his whole life, nay, more, by the hand of nature, and it is not to be got rid of easily.»
«If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you.»
Author: William Hazlitt (Writer) | About: Actors and acting | Keywords: acting, audience
«Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.»
Author: William Hazlitt (Writer) | About: Food, Wit | Keywords: salt, salted, wit
«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.»
«Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.»
«Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.»
«Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust; hatred alone is inmortal.»
«The truly proud man knows neither superiors nor inferiors. The first he does not admit of; the last he does not concern himself about.»
Author: William Hazlitt (Writer) | About: Pride | Keywords: concern, inferiors, superiors
«The only true retirement is that of the heart; the only true leisure is the repose of the passions. To such persons it makes little difference whether they are young or old; and they die as they have lived, with graceful resignation.»

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