Quotation by William Hazlitt

The thing is plain. All that men really understand, is confined to a very small compass; to their daily affairs and experience; to what they have an opportunity to know, and motives to study or practise. The rest is affectation and imposture.
William Hazlitt (1778–1830), British essayist. repr. In Table Talk (1821). "On the Ignorance of the Learned," Edinburgh Magazine (July 1818).
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