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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.
Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.

Good temper is an estate for life.
General principles are not the less true or important because from their nature they elude immediate observation; they are like the air, which is not the less necessary because we neither see nor feel it.
First impressions are often the truest, as we find (not infrequently) to our cost, when we have been wheedled out of them by plausible professions or studied actions. A man's look is the work of years. . .
He [Coleridge] talked on for ever; and you wished him to talk on for ever.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "On the Spirit of Obligations" (1824; repr. in The Plain Speaker, 1826).
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: Table Talk, vol. 2, "On the Knowledge of Character" (1822).
K: Lectures on the English Poets, 8

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