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William Hazlitt
Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.
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#English Critic #Fire

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The truly proud man knows neither superiors nor inferiors. The first he does not admit of; the last he does not concern himself about.
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#Man

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He is a hypocrite who professes what he does not believe; not he who does not practice all he wishes or approves
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#Hypocrisy

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The Irish are hearty, the Scotch plausible, the French polite, the Germans good-natured, the Italians courtly, the Spaniards reserved and decorous - the English alone seem to exist in taking and giving offense
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#Civilization

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I should like to spend the whole of my life in traveling abroad, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend afterwards at home.
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#Life #English Critic

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I do not think that what is called Love at first sight is so great an absurdity as it is sometimes imagined to be. We generally make up our minds beforehand to the sort of person we should like, grave or gay, black, brown, or fair; with golden tresses or raven locks; -- and when we meet with a complete example of the qualities we admire, the bargain is soon struck.
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#Love #Love At First Sight

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The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases
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#Journey

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We are not hypocrites in our sleep
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#Hypocrisy

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As hypocrisy is said to be the highest compliment to virtue, the art of lying is the strongest acknowledgment of the force of truth
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#Art

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The way to procure insults is to submit to them: a man meets with no more respect than he exacts.
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#Insults

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Fashion is gentility running away from vulgarity and afraid of being overtaken
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#Running

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In public speaking, we must appeal either to the prejudices of others, or to the love of truth and justice. If we think merely of displaying our own ability, we shall ruin every cause we undertake.
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#Justice

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True friendship is self-love at secondhand
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#Friends Or Friendship

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Vice is man's nature: virtue is a habit -- or a mask. . . . The foregoing maxim shows the difference between truth and sarcasm.
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#Habit

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Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
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#Friends Or Friendship #English Critic

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Principle is a passion for truth
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#Passion

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A wise traveler never despises his own country.
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#English Critic #Country

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Memory cannot exist without endurance of the things perceived, and the thing perceived cannot remain where it has never been.
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#Endurance

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That which is not, shall never be; that which is, shall never cease to be. To the wise, these truths are self-evident.
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#Wisdom #English Critic

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The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.
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#English Critic #Art

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The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure, and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor.
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#Pleasure #English Critic

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We go on a journey to be free of all impediments; to leave ourselves behind much more than to get rid of others
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#Journey