Let him who wants to move and convince others be first moved and convinced himself.
Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)
Contributed by: Zaady
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
Source: Inaugural address, 2 Apr 1866, on being installed as Rector of the University at Edinburgh.
Teaching school is but another word for sure and not very slow destruction.
Source: H. Eves In Mathematical Circles, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1969.
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.
The fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself.
The true university of these days is a collection of books.
Source: The Hero as a Man of Letters.
It is the first of all problems for a man (or woman) to find out what kind of work he (or she) is to do in this universe.
Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
Even in the meanest sorts of Labor, the whole soul of a man is composed into a kind of real harmony the instant he sets himself to work.
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