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William Hazlitt

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William Hazlitt


Born
in Maidstone, The United Kingdom
April 10, 1778

Died
September 18, 1830

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William Hazlitt was an English writer, remembered for his humanistic essays and literary criticism, and as a grammarian and philosopher. He is now considered one of the great critics and essayists of the English language, placed in the company of Samuel Johnson and George Orwell, but his work is currently little-read and mostly out of print. During his lifetime he befriended many people who are now part of the 19th-century literary canon, including Charles and Mary Lamb, Stendhal, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth.

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“The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard.”
William Hazlitt, Selected Essays, 1778-1830

“The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.”
William Hazlitt, Selected Essays, 1778-1830

“He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.”
William Hazlitt, Selected Essays, 1778-1830

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