William Hazlitt

Quotations

Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.

Lectures on the English Comic Writers (1819)

Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.

Characteristics, in the manner of Rochefoucauld's Maxims (1823)

In travelling we visit names as well as places.

Notes of a journey through France and Italy, p. 373 (1826)