Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it,...
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better....
What you see, but can't see over is as good as infinite.
A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.
The deepest depth of vulgarism is that of setting up money as the ark of...
I grow daily to honour facts more and more, and theory less and less. A...
Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious.
One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes...
Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together.
It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is...
The difference between Socrates and Jesus? The great conscious and the immeasurably great unconscious.
A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight...
Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn...
Clever men are good, but they are not the best.
The world is a republic of mediocrities, and always was.
Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.
The true university of these days is a collection of books.
Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom.
The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.
The eye sees what it brings the power to see.