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William Hazlitt

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The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.

— William Hazlitt

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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

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The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard.

— William Hazlitt

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

— William Hazlitt

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Love turns, with little indulgence, to indifference or disgust: hatred alone is immortal.

— William Hazlitt

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The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. (1778 - 1830)

— William Hazlitt

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

— William Hazlitt

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the old maxim... "there are three things necessary to success in life--Impudence! Impudence! Impudence!

— William Hazlitt

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A great chessplayer is not a great man, for he leaves the world as he found it.

— William Hazlitt

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Grace is rhwe absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incogruity.

— William Hazlitt


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Edited by P. Together with some newly written and one brought in from the "Table-Talk" series they were collected in book form in 1825 as The Spirit of the Age: Or Contemporary Portraits. One or two positive reviews appeared such as the one in the Globe 7 June 1823: "The Liber Amoris is unique in the English language; and as possibly the first book in its fervour its vehemency and its careless exposure of passion and weakness—of sentiments and sensations which the common race of mankind seek most studiously to mystify or conceal—that exhibits a portion of the most distinguishing characteristics of Rousseau it ought to be generally praised".

Yet his work is currently little read and mostly out of print. He is now considered one of the great critics and essayists of the English language placed in the company of Samuel Johnson and George Orwell.

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