Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
It is a vain hope to make people happy by politics.
Happy the people whose annals are blank in history books
Woe to him that claims obedience when it is not due; woe to him that...
Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this,...
Alas, the fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself
Happy the people whose annals are vacant.
Oh, give us the man who sings at his work.
The world is a republic of mediocrities, and always was.
Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on...
The spiritual is the parent of the practical.
Wonder is the basis of worship
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to...
Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.
Biography is the only true history
Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.
That there should one man die ignorant who had capacity for knowledge, this I call...
One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes...
Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no...
A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things.