When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle Quotes
Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.
In every phenomenon the beginning remains always the most notable moment.
A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight...
Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.
Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we...
All great peoples are conservative.
There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
Every noble work is at first impossible.
History is the essence of innumerable biographies
Everywhere in life the true question is, not what we have gained, but what we...
Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
Clever men are good, but they are not the best.
Show me the person you honor, for I know better by that the kind of...
Thought once awakened does not again slumber; unfolds itself into a System of Thought; grows,...
What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished...
The cut of a garment speaks of intellect and talent and the color of temperament...
A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in...
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.