It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale.
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle Quotes
Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species.
Endurance is patience concentrated.
Democracy is, by the nature of it, a self-cancelling business: and gives in the long...
The novel can't compete with cars, the movies, television, and liquor. A guy who's had...
We do everything by custom, even believe by it; our very axioms, let us boast...
Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at...
Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became...
Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to...
To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made...
What an enormous magnifier is tradition! How a thing grows in the human memory and...
The difference between Socrates and Jesus? The great conscious and the immeasurably great unconscious.
No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief...
Let each become all that he was created capable of being.
Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography...
Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with.
A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.
No pressure, no diamonds.