Silence is one great art of conversation. He is not a fool who knows when to hold his tongue and a person may gain credit for sense, eloquence, wit, who merely says nothing to lessen the opinion which others have of these qualities in themselves.
More Quotes from William Hazlitt:Some one is generally sure to be the sufferer by a joke.
The world judge of men by their ability in their profession, and we judge of ourselves by the same test: for it is on that on which our success in life depends.
Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
Belief is with them mechanical, voluntary they believe what they are paid for --they swear to that which turns to account. Do you suppose, that after years spent in this manner, they have any feeling left. . .
To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us.
Those who speak ill of the spiritual life, although they come and go by day, are like the smith's bellows: they take breath but are not alive.
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