Perish the men who said our good things before us!
~ Aelius Donatus
William Hazlitt Quotes
Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly overvalued by others.
Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater.
Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone - but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.
Envy is a littleness of soul, which cannot see beyond a certain point, and if it does not occupy the whole space feels itself excluded.
We are not hypocrites in our sleep.
His sayings are generally like women's letters; all the pith is in the postscript.
Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves, will, in general, become of no more value than their dress.
The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart.
I hate to be near the sea, and to hear it raging and roaring like a wild beast in its den. It puts me in mind of the everlasting efforts of the human mind, struggling to be free and ending just where it began.
Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.
Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room.
Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain.
Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
I can enjoy society in a room; but out of doors, nature is company enough for me.
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.
It is better to drink of deep griefs than to taste shallow pleasures.
Of all eloquence a nickname is the most concise; of all arguments the most unanswerable.
Just as much as we see in others we have in ourselves.