65 Motivational William Hazlitt Quotes On Success In Life

William Hazlitt was an English essayist, drama and literary critic, painter, social commentator, and philosopher. He is now considered one of the greatest critics and essayists in the history of the English language, placed in the company of Samuel Johnson and George Orwell. This motivational William Hazlitt Quotes will motivate you.

Best William Hazlitt Quotes

  1. A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles. ~ William Hazlitt
  2. No really great man ever thought himself so. ~ William Hazlitt
  3. Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves. ~ William Hazlitt
  4. 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. ~ William Hazlitt
  5. The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much. ~ William Hazlitt
  6. I’m not smart, but I like to observe. Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why. ~ William Hazlitt
  7. The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have. ~ William Hazlitt
  8. The silence of a friend commonly amounts to treachery. His not daring to say anything in our behalf implies a tacit censure. ~ William Hazlitt
  9. He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others. ~ William Hazlitt
  10. Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul. ~ William Hazlitt
  11. We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing it. ~ William Hazlitt
  12. Words are the only things that last forever. ~ William Hazlitt

  13. Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts. ~ William Hazlitt
  14. The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others. They are safe from reprisals. And have no hope of rising in their own self esteem but by lowering their neighbors. ~ William Hazlitt
  15. As is our confidence, so is our capacity. ~ William Hazlitt
  16. Rules and models destroy genius and art. ~ William Hazlitt
  17. The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard. ~ William Hazlitt
  18. The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. ~ William Hazlitt
  19. It is better to desire than to enjoy, to love than to be loved. ~ William Hazlitt
  20. Keep your misfortunes to yourself. ~ William Hazlitt

  21. When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest. ~ William Hazlitt
  22. Perhaps the best cure for the fear of death is to reflect that life has a beginning as well as an end. There was a time when we were not: this gives us no concern. Why, then, should it trouble us that a time will come when we shall cease to be? ~ William Hazlitt
  23. Zeal will do more than knowledge. ~ William Hazlitt Quotes
  24. You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world. ~ William Hazlitt
  25. Violent antipathies are always suspicious, and betray a secret affinity. ~ William Hazlitt
  26. Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it. ~ William Hazlitt
  27. The garb of religion is the best cloak for power. ~ William Hazlitt
  28. A man knows his companion in a long journey and a little inn. ~ William Hazlitt
  29. Habitual liars invent falsehoods not to gain any end or even to deceive their hearers, but to amuse themselves. ~ William Hazlitt
  30. It is partly practice and partly habit. It requires an effort in them to speak truth. ~ William Hazlitt
  31. If the world were good for nothing else, it is a fine subject for speculation. ~ William Hazlitt

  32. We had rather do anything than acknowledge the merit of another if we can help it. We cannot bear a superior or an equal. Hence ridicule is sure to prevail over truth, for the malice of mankind, thrown into the scale, gives the casting weight. ~ William Hazlitt
  33. To be remembered after we are dead, is but poor recompense for being treated with contempt while we are living. ~ William Hazlitt
  34. The more we do, the more we can do. ~ William Hazlitt
  35. The more a man writes, the more he can write. ~ William Hazlitt Quotes
  36. A nickname is the hardest stone that the devil can throw at a man. ~ William Hazlitt
  37. Man is an intellectual animal, and therefore an everlasting contradiction to himself. His senses centre in himself, his ideas reach to the ends of the universe; so that he is torn in pieces between the two, without a possibility of its ever being otherwise. ~ William Hazlitt
  38. 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
  39. The devil was a great loss in the preternatural world. He was always something to fear and to hate; he supplied the antagonist powers of the imagination, and the arch of true religion hardly stands firm without him. ~ William Hazlitt
  40. To great evils we submit, we resent little provocations. ~ William Hazlitt

  41. The title of Ultracrepidarian critics has been given to those persons who find fault with small and insignificant details. ~ William Hazlitt
  42. There is not a more mean, stupid, dastardly, pitiful, selfish, spiteful, envious, ungrateful animal than the Public. It is the greatest of cowards, for it is afraid of itself. ~ William Hazlitt
  43. Prejudice is never easy unless it can pass itself off for reason. ~ William Hazlitt

  44. There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from all prejudice. ~ William Hazlitt
  45. People addicted to secrecy are so without knowing why; they are not so for cause, but for secrecy’s sake.
  46. The only impeccable writers are those who never wrote. ~ William Hazlitt
  47. We are never so much disposed to quarrel with others as when we are dissatisfied with ourselves. ~ William Hazlitt
  48. When I take up a book I have read before, I know what to expect; the satisfaction is not lessened by being anticipated. I shake hands with, and look our old tried and valued friend in the face,–compare notes and chat the hour away. ~ William Hazlitt
  49. Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain. ~ William Hazlitt
  50. A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could. ~ William Hazlitt
  51. “A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.” ~ William Hazlitt
  52. “Nothing is more unjust or capricious than public opinion.” ~ William Hazlitt

  53. “He who comes up to his own idea of greatness must always have had a very low standard of it in his mind.” ~ William Hazlitt
  54. “Those people who are always improving never become great. Greatness is an eminence, the ascent to which is steep and lofty, and which a man must seize on at once by natural boldness and vigor, and not by patient, wary steps.” ~ William Hazlitt
  55. “So I have loitered my life away, reading books, looking at pictures, going to plays, hearing, thinking, writing on what pleased me best. I have wanted only one thing to make me happy, but wanting that have wanted everything.” ~ William Hazlitt
  56. “A man’s reputation is not in his own keeping but lies at the mercy of the profligacy of others. Calumny requires no proof. The throwing out [of] malicious imputations against any character leaves a stain, which no after-refutation can wipe out. To create an unfavorable impression, it is not necessary that certain things should be true, but that they have been said. The imagination is of so delicate a texture that even words wound it.” ~ William Hazlitt
  57. “A wise traveler never despises his own country.” ~ William Hazlitt Quotes
  58. “Common sense, to most people, is nothing more than their own opinions.” ~ William Hazlitt

  59. “It is the vice of scholars to suppose that there is no knowledge in the world but that of books.” ~ William Hazlitt
  60. “The way to procure insults is to submit to them. A man meets with no more respect than he exacts.” ~ William Hazlitt
  61. “No truly great person ever thought themselves so.” ~ William Hazlitt
  62. “The best part of our lives we pass in counting on what is to come.” ~ William Hazlitt
  63. “It is only necessary to raise a bugbear before the English imagination in order to govern it at will. Whatever they hate or fear, they implicitly believe in, merely from the scope it gives to these passions.” ~ William Hazlitt
  64. “We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing it. This is the reason why it is so difficult for any but natives to speak a language correctly or idiomatically.” ~ William Hazlitt
  65. “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.” ~ William Hazlitt

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