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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.
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.

Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality.
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.
Familiarity confounds all traits of distinction: interest and prejudice take away the power of judging.
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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