As hypocrisy is said to be the highest compliment to virtue, the art of lying is the strongest acknowledgment of the force of truth
More Quotes from William Hazlitt:Man is an intellectual animal, and therefore an everlasting contradiction to himself. His senses centre in himself, his ideas reach to the ends of the universe so that he is torn in pieces between the two. . .
Art is the microscope of the mind, which sharpens the wit as the other does the sight, and converts every object into a little universe in itself.
There is no one thoroughly despicable. We cannot descend much lower than an idiot; and an idiot has some advantages over a wise man.
Like a rustic at a fair, we are full of amazement and rapture, and have no thought of going home, or that it will soon be night.
One is never tired of painting, because you have to set down, not what you knew already, but what you have just discovered. There is a continual creation out of nothing going on.
To great evils we submit we resent little provocations.
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Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil there is no need for God.
I gave up writing blurbs because you make one friend and 200 enemies.