To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us.
Quote by William Hazlitt
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The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.
The perfect joys of heaven do not satisfy the cravings of nature.
Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.
We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.
A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one - they show one another off to the best advantage.
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.
Learning is its own exceeding great reward.
No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.
A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.
There is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others. I refer not to Evil, whose limited realm is that of ethics; I refer to the infinite.
There are a lot of things that are personally uncomfortable to show, especially me without makeup and completely bloated or crying. But I've realized that it's time for me to show my audience that you don't have to be perfect to achieve your dreams. Because nobody relates to being perfect.
Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.
I like women, but you can't always trust them. Some of them are big liars, like this one woman I met who had a dog. I asked her her dog's name and then I asked, 'Does he bite?' and she said, 'No.' And I said, 'So how does he eat?' Liar!
Boredom is... a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own.
The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
I really think that there was a great advantage in many ways to being a woman. I think we are a lot better at personal relationships, and then have the capability obviously of telling it like it is when it's necessary.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.