William Hazlitt

(1778-1830 / Maidstone)

William Hazlitt Quotes

  • ''The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.''
    William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. Political Essays, "The Times Newspaper," (1819).
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  • ''There is an unseemly exposure of the mind, as well as of the body.''
    William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. Sketches and Essays, "On Disagreeable People," (1839). The philosopher and statesman Francis Bacon had expressed a similar idea in his essay "Of Simulation and Dissimulation": "Nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as in body."
  • ''The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings.''
    William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. Complete Works, vol. 16, ed. P.P. Howe (1932). American Literature Dr. Channing, first published in Edinburgh Review (Oct. 1829).
  • ''There is an unseemly exposure of the mind, as well as of the body.''
    William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. Sketches and Essays, "On Disagreeable People," (1839). The philosopher and statesman Francis Bacon had expressed a similar idea in his essay "Of Simulation and Dissimulation": "Nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as in body."
  • ''The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings.''
    William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. repr. In Complete Works, vol. 16, ed. P.P. Howe (1932). "American Literature—Dr. Channing," Edinburgh Review (Oct. 1829).
  • ''A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.''
    William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. Sketches and Essays, "On Nicknames," (1839).

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