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
No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography...
Wonder is the basis of worship.
Good breeding differs, if at all, from high breeding only as it gracefully remembers the...
Teach a parrot the terms supply and demand and you've got an economist.
Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults...
No person is important enough to make me angry.
Foolish men imagine that because judgement for an evil thing is delayed, there is no...
For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful, nay, essential, to...
What we might call, by way of eminence, the Dismal Science
Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
In idleness there is a perpetual despair
No iron chain, or outward force of any kind, can ever compel the soul of...
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Let each become all that he was created capable of being.
It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age...
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less...
Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong.
The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough...
Happiness is realizing that nothing is too important.
All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.