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
Men seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebel against anything...
Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong.
Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful man...
Foolish men imagine that because judgement for an evil thing is delayed, there is no...
A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man...
A witty statesman said, you might prove anything by figures.
Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on...
Alas, the fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself
Men are to be guided only by their self-interests. Good government is a good balancing...
The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.
What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with...
If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere...
All great peoples are conservative.
History, a distillation of rumour.
I don't like to talk much with people who always agree with me. It is...
Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at...
The novel can't compete with cars, the movies, television, and liquor. A guy who's had...
If you read a lot of books you are considered well read. But if you...
I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I...