What an enormous magnifier is tradition! How a thing grows in the human memory and in the human imagination, when love, worship, and all that lies in the human heart, is there to encourage it
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
There is a great discovery still to be made in literature, that of paying literary...
What an enormous magnifier is tradition! How a thing grows in the human memory and...
The purpose of man is in action, not thought.
Biography is the only true history
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better....
Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
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If there be no enemy there's no fight. If no fight, no victory and if...
No person is important enough to make me angry.
No pressure, no diamonds.
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Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
The glory of a workman, still more of a master-workman, that he does his work...
Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.
Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful man...
I don't pretend to understand the Universe - it's a great deal bigger than I...
The deepest depth of vulgarism is that of setting up money as the ark of...
In idleness there is a perpetual despair
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Idleness is sweet, and its consequences are cruel