William Hazlitt

"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."

William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt "Lectures on the English Comic Writers"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Humour is the describing the ludicrous as it is in itself; wit is the exposing it, by comparing or contrasting it with something else. Humour is, as it were, the growth of nature and accident; wit is the product of art and fancy."

William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt "Lectures on the English Comic Writers"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Taste is nothing but an enlarged capacity for receiving pleasure from works of imagination."

William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt "Sketches and Essays"

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality."

William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt "The Complete Works Of William Hazlitt"

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love."

William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt "The Complete Works Of William Hazlitt"

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them."

William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt "The Plain Speaker"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings."

William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt "Complete Works"

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves, will, in general, become of no more value than their dress."

William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt "The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Death is the greatest evil, because it cuts off hope."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Prejudice is the child of ignorance."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure much."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies."


Rating: 2.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The most learned are often the most narrow-minded men."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)