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William Hazlitt
Men of genius do not excel in any profession because they labor in it, but they labor in it because they excel.

William Hazlitt
The definition of genius is that it acts unconsciously and those who have produced immortal works, have done so without knowing how or why. The greatest power operates unseen.

William Hazlitt
Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved goodfortune.

William Hazlitt
Reflection makes men cowards.

William Hazlitt
The truly proud man knows neither superiors nor inferiors. The first he does not admit of the last he does not concern himself about.

William Hazlitt
If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.

William Hazlitt
The best part of our lives we pass in counting on what is to come.

William Hazlitt
The confession of our failings is a thankless office. It savors less of sincerity or modesty than of ostentation. It seems as if we thought our weaknesses as good as other people's virtues.

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