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William Hazlitt
I conceive that words are like money, not the worse for being common, but that it is the stamp of custom alone that gives them circulation or value.
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#Money

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Those are ever the most ready to do justice to others, who feel that the world has done them justice.
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#Justice

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We do not die wholly at our deaths: we have moldered away gradually long before.
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#Death

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The greatest reverses of fortune are the most easily borne from a sort of dignity belonging to them.
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#Dignity

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Who likes not his business, his business likes not him.
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#Business

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When a person dies who does any one thing better than anyone else in the world, which so many others are trying to do well, it leaves a gap in society.
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#Death

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If the schemes of Utopians could be realized, the tone of society would be changed from what it is, into a sort of insipid high life. There could be no fine tragedies written; nor would there be any pleasure in seeing them. We tend to this conclusion already with the progress of civilization.
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#Society

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We may, with instruction and opportunity mend our manners, or else alter for the worse, -- as the flesh and fortune shall serve; but the character, the internal, original bias, remains always the same, true to itself to the very last.
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#Fortune

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Refinement creates beauty everywhere: it is the grossness of the spectator that discovers nothing but grossness in the object.
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#Beauty

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Mankind are a herd of knaves and fools. It is necessary to join the crowd, or get out of their way, in order not to be trampled to death by them.
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#Mankind

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There are two classes of people that I have observed who are not so distinct as might be imagined -- those who cannot keep their own money in their hands, and those who cannot keep their hands from other people's.
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#People

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Learning is the knowledge of that which is not generally known to others, and which we can only derive at second-hand from books or other artificial sources. The knowledge of that which is before us, or about us, which appeals to our experience, passions, and pursuits, to the bosom and businesses of men, is not learning. Learning is the knowledge of that which none but the learned know.
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#Knowledge

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I like a person who knows his own mind and sticks to it; who sees at once what, in given circumstances, is to be done, and does it.
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#Quote of the Day #inspirational

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Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.
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#English Critic #Art

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A man knows his companion in a long journey and a little inn.
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#Journey

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Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity.
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#English Critic

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The perfect joys of heaven do not satisfy the cravings of nature.
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#English Critic #Heaven

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No truly great man ever thought himself so.
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#English Critic #Man

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Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.
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#English Critic #Books And Reading

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The way to get on in the world is to be neither more nor less wise, neither better nor worse than your neighbours.
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#English Critic

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Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves, will, in general, become of no more value than their dress.
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#Value #English Critic

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The most sensible people to be met with in society are men of business and of the world, who argue from what they see and know, instead of spinning cobweb distinctions of what things ought to be.
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#Business

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Those who speak ill of the spiritual life, Although they come and go by day, Are like the smith's bellows: They take breath but are not alive.
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#English Critic

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