William Hazlitt was an English writer remembered for his humanistic essays and literary criticism. Hazlitt was a promninent English literary critic, grammarian and philosopher.
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“Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!”
“To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind”
“There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.”
“Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone - but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.”
“Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust; hatred alone is inmortal.”
“True friendship is self-love at secondhand”
“We often choose a friend as we do a mistress - for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love.”
“Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted”
“I would like to spend the whole of my life traveling, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend at home”
“A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.”
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