We are not satisfied to be right, unless we can prove others to be quite wrong.
More Quotes from William Hazlitt: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. . .
The best part of our lives we pass in counting on what is to come.
We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing it.
We affect to laugh at the folly of those who put faith in nostrums, but are willing to try ourselves whether there is any truth in them.
We can bear to be deprived of everything but our self-conceit.
Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!
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Lawyers enjoy a little mystery, you know. Why, if everybody came forward and told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth straight out, we should all retire to the workhouse.
Dorothy L. Sayers