The art of pleasing consists in being pleased.
Quote by William Hazlitt
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William Hazlitt Quotes
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.
A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.
You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.
We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.
Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love.
The world judge of men by their ability in their profession, and we judge of ourselves by the same test: for it is on that on which our success in life depends.
A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.
A wise traveler never despises his own country.
Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.
Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!
War is the continuation of politics by other means.
Women, as they grow older, rely more and more on cosmetics. Men, as they grow older, rely more and more on a sense of humor.
At the New York Athletic Club they serve amazing food. People go there, get healthy, and then eat themselves to death - which is, I suppose, the right way to do it.
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.
I do not think we are ever going to be able to, for a long time, get the kind of quality of school personnel that we need in our schools, especially in the areas of science and math. One of the answers to that problem is to use more educational technology.
The power of visibility can never be underestimated.
The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war.
In thinking about religion and society in the 21st century, we should broaden the conversation about faith from doctrinal debates to the larger question of how it might inspire us to strengthen the bonds of belonging that redeem us from our solitude, helping us to construct together a gracious and generous social order.
Maria is the best reason to come home.