Quotes by William Hazlitt

  • An honest man speaks the truth, though it may give offence; a vain man, in order that it may.


    Offence, Truth, Vanity

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


    Society

  • It is hard to be without money. To get on without it is like travelling in a foreign country without a passport - you are stopped, suspected and made ridiculous at every turn, besides being subjected to the most serious inconveniences.


    Poverty

  • To great evils we submit; we resent little provocations.


    Provocation

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


    Nicknames

  • Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust. Hatred alone is immortal.


    Hatred

  • I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about.


    Friend

  • Though familiarity my not breed contempt, it takes the edge off admiration.


    Familiarity

  • 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 should be.


    Emotions

  • There is nothing good to be had in the county, or if there is, they will not let you have it.


    Country

  • Those who cannot miss an opportunity of saying a good thing, are not to be trusted with the management of any great question.


    Compliance