No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.
More Quotes from William Hazlitt:The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure, and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor.
Mankind are an incorrigible race. Give them but bugbears and idols --it is all that they ask the distinctions of right and wrong, of truth and falsehood, of good and evil, are worse than indifferent to them.
Nothing is more unjust or capricious than public opinion.
Surely, nothing is more simple than Time. His march is straightforward but we should have leisure allowed us to look back upon the distance we have come, and not be counting his steps every moment.
To be remembered after we are dead, is but poor recompense for being treated with contempt while we are living.
The garb of religion is the best cloak for power.
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