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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.
         
   
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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.

R
Good temper is an estate for life.
A
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.
N
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. . .
K
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).
R:
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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