That there should one man die ignorant who had capacity for knowledge, this I call a tragedy.
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.
Society is founded upon cloth.
I don't like to talk much with people who always agree with me. It is...
The outer passes away; the innermost is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
The true past departs not, no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or...
What an enormous magnifier is tradition! How a thing grows in the human memory and...
Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to...
Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn...
When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred...
History is the essence of innumerable biographies
Good breeding differs, if at all, from high breeding only as it gracefully remembers the...
The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall.
Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man.
Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.
A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight...
If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of...
For all right judgment of any man or thing it is useful, nay, essential, to...
Manners are stronger than laws
Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices
Who casts to write a living line, must sweat