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
If you do not wish a man to do a thing, you had better get...
A force as of madness in the hands of reason has done all that was...
A man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly unless he do it in a...
No person is important enough to make me angry.
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all...
Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.
No violent extreme endures.
Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can.
It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is...
I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong.
Instead of saying that man is the creature of circumstance, it would be nearer the...
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better....
A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.
A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight...
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to...
Woe to him that claims obedience when it is not due; woe to him that...