The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful man...
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
History, a distillation of rumour.
In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom...
The mystical bond of brotherhood makes all men brothers
The outer passes away; the innermost is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard...
The novel can't compete with cars, the movies, television, and liquor. A guy who's had...
A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope.
Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.
War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle.
Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and...
Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with.
What we might call, by way of eminence, the Dismal Science
When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred...
True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not...
I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
If I weren't as talented as I am ambitious, I would be a gross monstrosity.
A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted...
The Beatles saved the world from boredom.