Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)
Source: Inaugural address, 2 Apr 1866, on being installed as Rector of the University at Edinburgh.
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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.
Properly speaking, all true work is religion.
All true work is sacred. In all true work, were it but true hand work, there is something of divineness. Labor, wide as the earth, has its summit in Heaven.
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