History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion.
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall.
He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
I don't like to talk much with people who always agree with me. It is...
No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography...
What an enormous magnifier is tradition! How a thing grows in the human memory and...
Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with.
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this,...
A witty statesman said, you might prove anything by figures.
I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
Parliament will train you to talk; and above all things to hear, with patience, unlimited...
Happy the people whose annals are vacant.
If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere...
No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow...
Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight.
What you see, but can't see over is as good as infinite.
Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
The man who cannot laugh is not only fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils; but...
Laughter is America's most important export.
Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter.Lullabies, dreams and love ever after. Poems and songs with...