William Hazlitt Quote

We are the creatures of imagination, passion, and self-will, more than of reason or even of self-interest. Even in the common transactions and daily intercourse of life, we are governed by whim, caprice, prejudice, or accident. The falling of a teacup puts us out of temper for the day; and a quarrel that commenced about the pattern of a gown may end only with our lives.


The Collected Works of William Hazlitt: Fugitive writings (ed. 1904)

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We are the creatures of imagination, passion, and self-will, more than of reason or even of self-interest. Even in the common transactions and daily...

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We are the creatures of imagination, passion, and self-will, more than of reason or even of self-interest. Even in the common transactions and daily...

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We are the creatures of imagination, passion, and self-will, more than of reason or even of self-interest. Even in the common transactions and daily...

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We are the creatures of imagination, passion, and self-will, more than of reason or even of self-interest. Even in the common transactions and daily...