Democracy is, by the nature of it, a self-cancelling business: and gives in the long run a net result of zero
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the devil; for which...
Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.
Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom.
Manners are stronger than laws
Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes...
Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely,...
If what you have done is unjust, you have not succeeded.
Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
What an enormous magnifier is tradition! How a thing grows in the human memory and...
Heroism is the divine relation which, in all times, unites a great man to other...
Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.
Narrative is linear, but action has breadth and depth as well as height and is...
For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful, nay, essential, to...
Blessed is he who has found his work.
We do everything by custom, even believe by it; our very axioms, let us boast...
Every age, every culture, every custom and tradition has its own character, its own weakness...
Custom is the principle magistrate of man's life