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
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better,...
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better....
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can.
Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to...
Ridicule is the language of the devil
Wonder is the basis of worship
No pressure, no diamonds.
When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred...
I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an...
Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.
Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they...
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow...
Culture is the process by which a person becomes all that they were created capable...
The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough...
I take it not only a day at a time, but a moment at a...
All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good...