The world is an old woman, and mistakes any gilt farthing for a gold coin; whereby being often cheated, she will thenceforth trust nothing but the common copper
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
What an enormous magnifier is tradition! How a thing grows in the human memory and...
Let each become all that he was created capable of being.
A witty statesman said, you might prove anything by figures.
I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
The novel can't compete with cars, the movies, television, and liquor. A guy who's had...
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they...
Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom.
Democracy is, by the nature of it, a self-cancelling business: and gives in the long...
Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
Thought is the parent of the deed.
A force as of madness in the hands of reason has done all that was...
Narrative is linear, but action has breadth and depth as well as height and is...
A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight...
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
It is the heart always that sees, before the head can see
Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to...
Youth is to all the glad season of life; but often only by what it...
There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
There is a great discovery still to be made in literature, that of paying literary...
A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope.