No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they...
Good breeding differs, if at all, from high breeding only as it gracefully remembers the...
All great peoples are conservative.
A man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly unless he do it in a...
Democracy is, by the nature of it, a self-cancelling business: and gives in the long...
Ridicule is the language of the devil
There is a great discovery still to be made in literature, that of paying literary...
A witty statesman said, you might prove anything by figures.
Work is the grand cure for all maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind -...
That there should one man die ignorant who had capacity for knowledge, this I call...
Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.
The true university of these days is a collection of books.
A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope.
Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight.
He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of...
I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes...
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It...
I don't pretend to understand the Universe - it's a great deal bigger than I...
The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall.