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The busier we are the

The busier we are the more leisure we have.

– William Hazlitt

Prosperity is a great teacher

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.

– William Hazlitt

We often repent the good we have done as well as the ill.
– William Hazlitt

We often repent the good we have done as well as the ill.
– William Hazlitt, Characteristics, 1823

Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain.
– William Hazlitt

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
– William Hazlitt

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Life is a continued struggle to be what we are not, and to do what we cannot.
– William Hazlitt

True friendship is self-love at secondhand.
– William Hazlitt

Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust; hatred alone is immortal.
– William Hazlitt

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.
– William Hazlitt

The way to procure insults is to submit to them. A man meets with no more respect than he exacts.
– William Hazlitt

The best way to procure insults is to submit to them.
– William Hazlitt

We are governed by sympathy; and the extent of our sympathy is determined by that of our sensibility.
– William Hazlitt

Nothing precludes sympathy so much as a perfect indifference to it.
– William Hazlitt

I should like to spend the whole of my life in travelling abroad, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend afterwards at home.
– William Hazlitt

The public have neither shame nor gratitude.
– William Hazlitt

Science is the desire to know causes.
– William Hazlitt

Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought.
– William Hazlitt

The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves.
– William Hazlitt

Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
– William Hazlitt