William Hazlitt Quotes

Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a real confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.
William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. Table Talk, "On the Knowledge of Character," (1821-1822).
Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality.
William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. repr. In The Complete Works Of William Hazlitt, vol. 9, ed. P.P. Howe (1932). Characteristics: In the Manner of Rochefoucault's Maxims, no. 305 (1823).
Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a real confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.
William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. Table Talk, "On the Knowledge of Character," (1821-1822).
To be remembered after we are dead, is but poor recompense for being treated with contempt while we are living.
William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. Characteristics: In the Manner of Rochefoucault's Maxims, no. 429 (1823), repr. In The Complete Works of William Hazlitt, vol. 9, ed. P.P. Howe (1932).
We are not hypocrites in our sleep.
William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. The Plain Speaker, "On Dreams," (1826).
To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. repr. In The Complete Works Of William Hazlitt, vol. 9, ed. P.P. Howe (1932). Characteristics: In the Manner of Rochefoucault's Maxims, no. 241 (1823).
To be remembered after we are dead, is but poor recompense for being treated with contempt while we are living.
William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. repr. In The Complete Works Of William Hazlitt, vol. 9, ed. P.P. Howe (1932). Characteristics: In the Manner of Rochefoucault's Maxims, no. 429 (1823).
The art of pleasing consists in being pleased.
William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. The Round Table, "On Manner," (1817).
Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love.
William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. repr. In The Complete Works Of William Hazlitt, vol. 9, ed. P.P. Howe (1932). Characteristics: In the Manner of Rochefoucault's Maxims, no. 77 (1823).
There is nothing good to be had in the country, or if there is, they will not let you have it.
William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. The Round Table, "Observations on Wordsworth's Excursion," (1819).