Our main business is not to see what lies dimly in the distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)
Contributed by: Zaady
What we might call, by way of eminence, the Dismal Science.
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.
A man lives by believing something; not by debating and arguing about many things.
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.
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