It is a vain hope to make people happy by politics.
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
For, if a good speaker, never so eloquent, does not see into the fact, and...
Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with.
Let each become all that he was created capable of being.
No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief...
The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall.
The world is a republic of mediocrities, and always was.
Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong.
Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn...
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better,...
The difference between Socrates and Jesus? The great conscious and the immeasurably great unconscious.
For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful, nay, essential, to...
Happy the people whose annals are vacant.
Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight.
No person is important enough to make me angry.
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of man you...
Alas, the fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can.
What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with...
It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part,...
The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal...
Education will not (take the place of persistence); the world is full of educated derelicts....