Quotation by William Hazlitt

The confession of our failings is a thankless office. It savours less of sincerity or modesty than of ostentation. It seems as if we thought our weaknesses as good as other people's virtues.
William Hazlitt (1778–1830), British essayist. repr. in Collected Works, vol. 2, eds. A.R. Waller and Arnold Glover (1902). Characteristics: In the Manner of Rochefoucault's Maxims, no. 43 (1823).
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