Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force; that thoughts rule the world.
Douglas Jerrold (1803 - 1857)
Source: Progress of Culture. Phi Beta Kappa Address, July 18, 1867.
Contributed by: Zaady
He is great who is what he is from Nature, and who never reminds us of others.
Source: Representative Men. Uses of Great Men.
He is one of those wise philanthropists who in a time of famine would vote for nothing but a supply of toothpicks.
Source: Douglas Jerrold's Wit.
He thought it happier to be dead, To die for Beauty, than live for bread.
A creative economy is the fuel of magnificence.
A man is a bundle of relations, a knot of roots, whose flower and fruitage is the world.
A ruddy drop of manly blood The surging sea outweighs; The world uncertain comes and goes, The lover rooted stays.
Source: Epigraph to Friendship.
And every man, in love or pride, Of his fate is never wide.
And striving to be man, the worm Mounts through all the spires of form.
And with Cæsar to take in his hand the army, the empire, and Cleopatra, and say, "All these will I relinquish if you will show me the fountain of the Nile."
Source: New England Reformers.
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