Instead of saying that man is the creature of circumstance, it would be nearer the mark to say that man is the architect of circumstance
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
If there be no enemy there's no fight. If no fight, no victory and if...
Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at...
Thought is the parent of the deed.
Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.
We do everything by custom, even believe by it; our very axioms, let us boast...
It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age...
Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.
Every noble work is at first impossible.
Silence is more eloquent than words
The spiritual is the parent of the practical.
Wonder is the basis of worship.
That there should one man die ignorant who had capacity for knowledge, this I call...
The outer passes away; the innermost is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things.
Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight.
It is the first of all problems for a man to find out what kind...
Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing...
Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong.
Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.