Man is an individual animal with narrow faculties, but infinite desires, which he is anxious to concentrate in some one object within the grasp of his imagination, and where, if he cannot be all that he wishes himself, he may at least contemplate his own pride, vanity, and passions, displayed in their most extravagant dimensions in a being no bigger and no better than himself.
More Quotes from William Hazlitt:The imagination is of so delicate a texture that even words wound it.
A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.
Love at first sight is only realizing an imagination that has always haunted us or meeting with a face, a figure, or cast of expression in perfection that we have seen and admired in a less degree or in less favorable circumstances a hundred times before.
Those who can command themselves command others.
Everyone in a crowd has the power to throw dirt 9 out of 10 have the inclination.
The essence of poetry is will and passion.
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