The great law of culture is: Let each become all that he was capable of being; expand, if possible to his full growth; resisting all impediments, casting off all foreign, especially all noxious adhesions; and show himself at length in…
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
It is the heart always that sees, before the head can see.
Worship is transcendent wonder.
Teach a parrot the terms supply and demand and you've got an economist.
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere...
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.
A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.
Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to...
A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things.
Everywhere in life the true question is, not what we have gained, but what we...
Manners are stronger than laws
What we might call, by way of eminence, the Dismal Science
Youth is to all the glad season of life; but often only by what it...
History, a distillation of rumour.
Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and...
All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation...
Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.
I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly.
If the egotist is weak, his egotism is worthless. If the egotist is strong, acute,...