Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to...
Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at...
Clever men are good, but they are not the best.
Foolish men imagine that because judgement for an evil thing is delayed, there is no...
This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle wonderful, inscrutable, magical...
The world is a republic of mediocrities, and always was.
Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no...
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less...
Every noble work is at first impossible.
Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard...
A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope.
The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is...
In every phenomenon the beginning remains always the most notable moment.
All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation...
What an enormous magnifier is tradition! How a thing grows in the human memory and...
Wonder is the basis of worship.
Silence is more eloquent than words
I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
Ambition is priceless, its something that's in your veins.
Ambition never comes to an end.
Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his...