If time is precious, no book that will not improve by repeated reading deserves to be read at all.
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
History is the essence of innumerable biographies
Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species.
Men are to be guided only by their self-interests. Good government is a good balancing...
It is the heart always that sees, before the head can see
In idleness there is a perpetual despair
If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of...
What you see, but can't see over is as good as infinite.
Good breeding differs, if at all, from high breeding only as it gracefully remembers the...
The world is a republic of mediocrities, and always was.
Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the devil; for which...
Men seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebel against anything...
Wonderful ''Force of Public Opinion!'' We must act and walk in all points as it...
A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.
Woe to him that claims obedience when it is not due; woe to him that...
It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age...
The great law of culture is: Let each become all that he was capable of...
I grow daily to honour facts more and more, and theory less and less. A...
No pressure, no diamonds.
A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope.
I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.