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William Hazlitt: Confidence and capacity

As is our confidence, so is our capacity. William Hazlitt

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William Hazlitt: “The rule for travelling…

“The rule for travelling abroad is to take your common sense with you, and leave your prejudices behind.”
—William Hazlitt

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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY

Image via Wikipedia Perhaps the best cure for the fear of death is to reflect that life has a beginning as well as an end. There was a time when you were not: that gives us no concern. Why then

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Pain

The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings. -William Hazlitt, essayist (1778-1830)

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Familiarity, contempt and admiration

Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration. -William Hazlitt, essayist (1778-1830)

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  • IF YOU CANNOT SAY/WRITE WHAT YOU FEEL, YOU'RE BEST OFF NOT SAYING/WRITING ANYTHING AT ALL! 3 weeks ago
  • People only echo what they believe, not what they do not. 3 weeks ago
  • If it feels unjust, it usually is. It helps to know why and, better still, explain why. 3 weeks ago
  • Giving and gifting are not the same. The giver expects; giving should be sustainable. The gifter does not. Gifting is usually excess. 3 weeks ago
  • A change of heart in one does not necessarily imply a change of heart in all. 3 weeks ago
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