What we might call, by way of eminence, the Dismal Science.
Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)
Contributed by: Zaady
The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest.
Freedom is the one purport, wisely aimed at, or unwisely, of all man's struggles, toilings and sufferings, in this earth.
It is great, and there is no other greatness-to make one nook of God's Creation more fruitful, better, more worthy of God; to make some human heart a little wiser, manlier, happier-more blessed.
The block of granite, which is an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
Of all the things which man can do or make here below, by far the most momentous, wonderful, and worthy are the things we call books.
Tell a man he is brave, and you help him to become so.
The man who cannot wonder, who does not habitually wonder and worship, . . . is but a pair of spectacles behind which there is no eye.
That there should one man die ignorant who had capacity for knowledge, this I call a tragedy.
The true past departs not, no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die; but all is still here, and, recognized or not, lives and works through endless change.
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