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William Hazlitt
The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves.
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#People #Self-esteem

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The player envies only the player, the poet envies only the poet.
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#English Critic

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Defoe says that there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to fight to the death against popery, without knowing whether popery was a man or a horse.
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#English Critic #Country

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It is hard for any one to be an honest politician who is not born and bred a Dissenter.
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#English Critic

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We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their defects.
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#English Critic #Ridicule

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Mankind are an incorrigible race. Give them but bugbears and idols -- it is all that they ask; the distinctions of right and wrong, of truth and falsehood, of good and evil, are worse than indifferent to them.
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#Superstition #Idols

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The true barbarian is he who thinks everything barbarous but his own tastes and prejudices.
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#English Critic

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So I have loitered my life away, reading books, looking at pictures, going to plays, hearing, thinking, writing on what pleased me best. I have wanted only one thing to make me happy, but wanting that have wanted everything.
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#Books And Reading

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An excess of modesty is in fact an excess of pride, and more hurtful to the individual, and less advantageous to society, than the grossest and most unblushing vanity.
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#Excess

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There is nothing more to be esteemed than a manly firmness and decision of character.
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#Character

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A man must make his choice not only between virtue and vice, but between different virtues.
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#Choice

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The garb of religion is the best cloak for power.
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#Power

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Silence is one great art of conversation. He is not a fool who knows when to hold his tongue; and a person may gain credit for sense, eloquence, wit, who merely says nothing to lessen the opinion which others have of these qualities in themselves.
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#Art

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Silence is the one great art of conversation.
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#Art

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Life is a continued struggle to be what we are not, and to do what we cannot
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#Struggle

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A nickname is the hardest stone that the devil can throw at a man
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#Devil

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The young are prodigal of life from a superabundance of it; the old are tenacious on the same score, because they have little left, and cannot enjoy even what remains of it.
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#Life

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I do not think there is anything deserving the name of society to be found out of London.
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#Society

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Taste is nothing but an enlarged capacity for receiving pleasure from works of imagination.
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#Imagination #Taste

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Good temper is one of the greatest preservers of the features.
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#English Critic #Temper

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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.
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#English Critic #Language

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A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.
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#English Critic

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Those who can command themselves command others.
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#English Critic