William Hazlitt quotes

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The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings.
One shining quality lends a lustre to another, or hides some glaring defect.
There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our firends. It is little b ...
Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-for ...
An honest man speaks the truth, though it may give offence; a vain man, in order that it may.
Our friends are generally ready to do everything for us, except the very thing we wish them to do.
The confession of our failings is a thankless office. It savours less of sincerity or modesty than of ostentation. It seems as if ...
A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.
Reflection makes men cowards.
A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one--they shew one another off to the best advantage.
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