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A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every one that can read in it.
Scholars and Scholarship
William Hazlitt

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

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As is our confidence, so is our capacity.
Confidence
William Hazlitt

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Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering the weaknesses of others.
Deception
William Hazlitt

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

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Every one in a crowd has the power to throw dirt; none out of ten have the inclination.
Slander
William Hazlitt

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Good temper is an estate for life.
Temper
William Hazlitt

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Good temper is one of the greatest preservers of the features.
Temper
William Hazlitt

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Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.
Grace
William Hazlitt

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Grace in women has more effect than beauty.
Grace
William Hazlitt

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Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.
Grace
William Hazlitt

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Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.
Thoughts and Thinking
William Hazlitt

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He talked on for ever; and you wished him to talk on for ever.
Eloquence
William Hazlitt

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I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about.
Friends and Friendship
William Hazlitt

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I would like to spend my whole life traveling, if I could borrow another life to spend at home.
Travel and Tourism
William Hazlitt

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If a person has no delicacy, he has you in his power.
Power
William Hazlitt

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If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago.
Peace
William Hazlitt

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If the world were good for nothing else, it is a fine subject for speculation.
Speculation
William Hazlitt

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

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It is hard for any one to be an honest politician who is not born and bred a Dissenter.
Dissent
William Hazlitt

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It is well that there is no one without a fault; for he would not have a friend in the world.
Faults
William Hazlitt

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Lest he should wander irretrievably from the right path, he stands still.
Inertia
William Hazlitt

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Life is the art of being well deceived.
Deception
William Hazlitt

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Man is a make-believe animal -- he is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part.
Integrity
William Hazlitt

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No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.
Perfection
William Hazlitt

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
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