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William Hazlitt

1778-1830. British essayist.

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Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.

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

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Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain.

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The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. We cannot force love.

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There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you.

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To be happy, we must be true to nature, and carry our age along with us.

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Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering the weaknesses of others.

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As is our confidence, so is our capacity.

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The public have neither shame or gratitude.

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Gallantry to women -- the sure road to their favor -- is nothing but the appearance of extreme devotion to all their wants and wishes, a delight in their satisfaction, and a confidence in yourself as being able to contribute toward it.

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