No good book, or good thing of any sort, shows its best face at first.
Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)
Contributed by: Zaady
Great men are the commissioned guides of mankind, who rule their fellows because they are wiser.
Let each man become all that he was created capable of being.
No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offense.
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.
Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance. The cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it better, and will preserve it longer.
Man makes circumstances, and spiritually as well as economically, is the artificer of his own fortune.
The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.
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