The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
The true university of these days is a collection of books.
Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.
Go as far as you can see; when you get there you'll be able to...
What we might call, by way of eminence, the Dismal Science
Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely,...
Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at...
Ridicule is the language of the devil
Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we...
I don't like to talk much with people who always agree with me. It is...
It is the heart always that sees, before the head can see.
The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it,...
The deadliest sin were the consciousness of no sin
Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn...
The outer passes away; the innermost is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Endurance is patience concentrated.
Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together.
You may, if you are an old-fashioned schoolmaster, wish to consider yourself full of universal...
I'm just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.
It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.