William Hazlitt 1778-1830

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One shining quality lends a lustre to another, or hides some glaring defect.
William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. repr. In Complete Works, vol. 9, ed. P.P. Howe (1932). Characteristics, no. 162 (first published anonymously in 1823).
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 (1778-1830), British essayist. Table Talk, "On Living to One's Self," (1821-1822).
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.
William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. repr. in Complete Works, vol. 9. Ed. P.P. Howe (1932). Characteristics, no. 19, first published anonymously (1823).

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