A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.
More Quotes from William Hazlitt:Those who can command themselves command others.
Honesty is one part eloquence. We persuade others by being in earnest ourselves.
Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!
That which is not, shall never be; that which is, shall never cease to be. To the wise, these truths are self-evident.
No young man ever thinks he shall die.
There is nothing more to be esteemed than a manly firmness And decision of character. I like a person who knows his own mind and sticks to it who sees at once what is to be done in given circumstances and does it.
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