Saturday, April 10, 2010

Meandering to and fro . . .

Today is the birthday of William Hazlitt (April 10, 1778 – September 18, 1830), literary critic, essayist and philosopher.

"We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts." - William Hazlitt

"The art of pleasing consists in being pleased." - William Hazlitt

"Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be." - William Hazlitt

"A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles." - William Hazlitt

"Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own." - William Hazlitt

"Everything is in motion. Everything flows. Everything is vibrating." - William Hazlitt

"He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies." - William Hazlitt

"Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts." - William Hazlitt

"The more we do, the more we can do." - William Hazlitt

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