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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
Well, I've had a happy life.

R
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.
A
When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.
N
We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their defects.
K
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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