The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.
For all right judgment of any man or thing it is useful, nay, essential, to...
Do the duty which lieth nearest to thee! Thy second duty will already have become...
The great law of culture is: Let each become all that he was capable of...
Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
As a first approximation, I define belief not as the object of believing (a dogma,...
Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith.
Happy the people whose annals are blank in history books.
The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall.
Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.
Manners are stronger than laws
That a parliament, especially a Parliament with Newspaper Reporters firmly established in it, is an...
What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with...
History, a distillation of rumour.
We do everything by custom, even believe by it; our very axioms, let us boast...
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they...
Necessity dispenseth with decorum.
Every noble work is at first impossible.
Clever men are good, but they are not the best.
Work alone is noble.