"Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."William Hazlitt on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."William Hazlitt on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."William Hazlitt on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."William Hazlitt on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."William Hazlitt on Abraham Lincoln
"To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us."
"Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust hatred alone is immortal."
"Rules and models destroy genius and art."
"The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much."
"Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses."