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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
Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hand of others.

R
Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality.
A
Death cancels everything but truth; and strips a man of everything but genius and virtue. It is a sort of natural canonization. It makes the meanest of us sacred --it installs the poet in his immortality, and lifts him to the skies.
N
Familiarity confounds all traits of distinction: interest and prejudice take away the power of judging.
K
Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Table Talk, 1822
R: Characteristics: In the Manner of Rochefoucault's Maxims, no. 305 (1823; repr. in The Complete Works Of William Hazlitt, vol. 9, ed. by P. P. Howe, 1932).
A: The Spirit of the Age, "Lord Byron" (1825), of the death of Byron.
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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