If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle Quotes
What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with...
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better....
Necessity dispenseth with decorum.
No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief...
Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among the...
True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not...
Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong.
Happy the people whose annals are blank in history books
In idleness there is a perpetual despair
Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing...
Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can.
The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
Narrative is linear, but action has breadth and depth as well as height and is...
Ill-health, of body or of mind, is defeat. Health alone is victory. Let all men,...
All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation...
If a book is really good, it deserves to be read again, and if it's...
The flesh, alas, is sad, and I have read all the books.