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William Hazlitt
(1778-1830) born on
Apr 10
English writer, essayist. He wrote "Characters of Shakespeare's Plays," 1817; also noted for essays on value of humanity.
         
   
F
Anyone who has passed through the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.

R
As is our confidence, so is our capacity.
A
An orator can hardly get beyond commonplaces: if he does he gets beyond his hearers.
N
Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering the weaknesses of others.
K
Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "On the Ignorance of the Learned," in Edinburgh Magazine (July 1818; repr. in Table Talk, 1821).
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: The Plain Speaker, 1826
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: Characteristics, no. 19 (first published anonymously in 1823; repr. in Complete Works, vol. 9. ed. by P. P. Howe, 1932).
   


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