William Hazlitt (1778-1830) English essayist, noted literary critic

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Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain. (On the Love of Life) - William Hazlitt
As is our confidence, so is our capacity. - William Hazlitt
Men of genius do not excel in any profession because they labour in it, but they labour in it because they excel. - William Hazlitt
Everything is in motion. Everything flows. Everything is vibrating. - William Hazlitt
The more we do, the more we can do. - William Hazlitt
There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love. - William Hazlitt
Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use. - William Hazlitt
If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators. - William Hazlitt
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. - William Hazlitt
Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love. - William Hazlitt
Fashion is the abortive issue of vain ostentation and exclusive egotism: It is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath, tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute. - William Hazlitt