There is a great discovery still to be made in literature, that of paying literary men by the quantity they do not write.
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle Quotes
No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.
The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.
A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there...
Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.
Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.
Woe to him that claims obedience when it is not due; woe to him that...
True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not...
Ill-health, of body or of mind, is defeat. Health alone is victory. Let all men,...
The deadliest sin were the consciousness of no sin
The difference between Socrates and Jesus? The great conscious and the immeasurably great unconscious.
Oh, give us the man who sings at his work.
Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together.
A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in...
Silence is as deep as eternity; speech, shallow as time.
Let each become all that he was created capable of being.
Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn...
Happy the people whose annals are blank in history books.
Books are the curse of the human race.
A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the...