The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
The deepest depth of vulgarism is that of setting up money as the ark of...
Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness.
What we might call, by way of eminence, the Dismal Science
For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful, nay, essential, to...
No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.
The purpose of man is in action, not thought.
Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession but hope; this...
Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard...
No violent extreme endures.
No age seemed the age of romance to itself.
The spiritual is the parent of the practical.
Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an...
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
The novel can't compete with cars, the movies, television, and liquor. A guy who's had...
The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to...
Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and...
Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at...
Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.
Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.
To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all...