An honest man speaks the truth, though it may give offence a vain man, in order that it may.
Quote by William Hazlitt
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William Hazlitt Quotes
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our firends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please, that is, as they please or displease us.
Life is the art of being well deceived and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted.
A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one - they show one another off to the best advantage.
If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators.
The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.
Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust hatred alone is immortal.
People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it, they work in it because they excel.
The humblest painter is a true scholar and the best of scholars the scholar of nature.
To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.
I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.
There is a real patriotism underneath the best of my music but it is a critical, questioning and often angry patriotism.
A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.
I've never been to a race car race before.
Internationally, President Obama has adopted an appeasement strategy. He believes America's role as leader in the world is a thing of the past. I believe a strong America must - and will - lead the future.
You have a strange relationship with calamity when you're a writer: you write about it as an artist, you objectify and fetishize it. You render life into material, and that's a creepy thing to do.
The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience.
Knowledge about the economy, ideas about capitalism and government, the future of the world and geopolitics were things I was never really interested in.
One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.