You will hear more good things on the outside of a stagecoach from London to Oxford than if you were to pass a twelve-month with the undergraduates, or heads of colleges, of that famous university.
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.
No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.
We learn to curb our will and keep our overt actions within the bounds of humanity, long before we can subdue our sentiments and imaginations to the same mild tone.
First impressions are often the truest, as we find (not infrequently) to our cost, when we have been wheedled out of them by plausible professions or studied actions. A man's look is the work of years. . .
The true barbarian is he who thinks everything barbarous but his own tastes and prejudices.
Zeal will do more than knowledge.
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