The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest.
Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
No good book, or good thing of any sort, shows its best face at first.
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.
Today is not yesterday: we ourselves change; how can our works and thoughts, if they are always to be the fittest, continue always the same? Change, indeed is painful; yet ever needful; and if memory have its force and worth, so also has hope.
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