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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.
Well, I've had a happy life.

We are the creatures of imagination, passion, and self-will, more than of reason or even of self-interest. . . . Even in the common transactions and daily intercourse of life, we are governed by whim, caprice, prejudice, or accident.
When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.
We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their defects.
Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Last words, quoted in W. C. Hazlitt, Memoirs of William Hazlitt
R: "On the Predominant Principles and Excitements in the Human Mind," published in Examiner (London, 26 Feb. 1815; repr. in Collected Works, ed. by A. R. Waller and Arnold Glover, vol. 11, 1904).
A: "The Spirit of Controversy," in The Atlas (31 Jan. 1830; repr. in Complete Works, vol. 20, ed. by P. P. Howe, 1932).
N: The Plain Speaker, "On the Pleasure of Hating" (1826).
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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