It is the heart always that sees, before the head can see
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.
Wonder is the basis of worship.
In idleness there is a perpetual despair
What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with...
It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age...
Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.
There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
I grow daily to honour facts more and more, and theory less and less. A...
A force as of madness in the hands of reason has done all that was...
Thought once awakened does not again slumber; unfolds itself into a System of Thought; grows,...
No age seemed the age of romance to itself.
Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to...
Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious.
What an enormous magnifier is tradition! How a thing grows in the human memory and...
Instead of saying that man is the creature of circumstance, it would be nearer the...
All great peoples are conservative.
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better....
Silence is sometimes the severest criticism
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may...