Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be.
More Quotes from William Hazlitt:A scholar is like a book written in a dead language. It is not every one that can read in it.
If I have not read a book before, it is, for all intents and purposes, new to me whether it was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago.
Art must anchor in nature, or it is the sport of every breath of folly.
There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our firends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please, that is, as they please or displease us.
Some one is generally sure to be the sufferer by a joke.
The player envies only the player, the poet envies only the poet.
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