A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. William Hazlitt Instagram sharing coming soon. Quote text and source copied to clipboard. Link to this quote copied to clipboard. More information about this quote Topic Nicknames Names Author William Hazlitt Source On Nicknames Medium Essay Language English Time 1839 1830s 19th century Occupation Writer From United Kingdom Europe Authentication Score 3 More information on Authentication Score coming soon. Citation Hazlitt, William. "Nicknames." Sketches and Essays. 1839. Citation text copied to clipboard.