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
All great peoples are conservative.
A witty statesman said, you might prove anything by figures.
What an enormous magnifier is tradition! How a thing grows in the human memory and...
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to...
The outer passes away; the innermost is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Love is not altogether a , yet it has many points in common therewith
The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.
Happy the people whose annals are blank in history books.
The true past departs not, no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or...
In books lies the soul of the whole past time.
What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with...
Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults...
Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together.
Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no...
Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.
Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight.
It is the heart always that sees, before the head can see.
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better....
Sloth and Silence are a Fool's Virtues
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