Aphorisms by author: William Hazlitt

Grace in women has more effect than beauty.
By theme : Women
Love may turn to indifference with possession.
By theme : Love
The affected modesty of most women is a decoy for the generous, the delicate, and unsuspecting; while the artful, the bold, and unfeeling either see or break through its slender disguises.
By theme : Behavior Women
The art of pleasing consists in being pleased.
By theme : Behavior Wisdom
The diffusion of taste is not the same thing as the improvement of taste.
By theme : Wit
It is better to desire than to enjoy, to love than to be loved.
By theme : Feelings Love
As is our confidence, so is our capacity.
By theme : Behavior Psychology
Fashion is gentility running away from vulgarity and afraid of being overtaken.
By theme : Fashion
The mind revolts against certain opinions, as the stomach rejects certain foods.
By theme : Reason Wit
Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought.
By theme : Character Thought
We may give more offense by our silence than even by impertinence.
By theme : Behavior Psychology
A nickname is the hardest stone that the devil can throw at a man.
By theme : Humor Wit
If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago.
By theme : Truth Wisdom
The soul of conversation is sympathy.
By theme : Psychology Relations Wisdom
Envy, among other ingredients, has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good fortune.
By theme : Envy
Poverty, labor and calamity are not without their luxuries, which the rich, the indolent and the fortunate in vain seek for.
By theme : Life Wealth Work
Poverty is the test of civility and the touchstone of friendship.
By theme : Humor Wit
Actors are the only honest hypocrites.
By theme : Art Humor Wit
Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
By theme : Relations Wit
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