William Hazlitt

The characteristic of Chaucer is intensity: of Spencer, remoteness: of Milton elevation and of Shakespeare everything. - William Hazlitt

There is nothing more to be esteemed than a manly firmness and decision of character. - William Hazlitt

Prejudice is the child of ignorance. - William Hazlitt

Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope, and few are reduced so low as that. - William Hazlitt

Who likes not his business, his business likes not him. - William Hazlitt

The most sensible people to be met within society are men of business and of the world, who argue from what they see and know, instead of spinning cobweb distinctions of what things ought to be. - William Hazlitt