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William Hazlitt

(1778-1830) English Essayist, Noted Literary Critic

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As is our confidence, so is our capacity.

Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.

As is our confidence, so is our capacity.

Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune.

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.

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.

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

The truly proud man knows neither superiors nor inferiors. The first he does not admit of; the last he does not concern himself about.

There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.

We must overact our part in some measure, in order to produce any effect at all.

Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room.