Every noble work is at first impossible.
Quote by Thomas Carlyle
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It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five.
The difference between Socrates and Jesus? The great conscious and the immeasurably great unconscious.
The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall.
To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself.
Blessed is he who has found his work let him ask no other blessedness.
The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.
Wonder is the basis of worship.
I grow daily to honour facts more and more, and theory less and less. A fact, it seems to me, is a great thing a sentence printed, if not by God, then at least by the Devil.
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, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.
No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.
Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.
He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted.
For me the greatest revenge of all is having a happy adulthood, waking up in my gorgeous turquoise bedroom in the morning beside a person who really inspires me. That's the best revenge a girl-loving girl from the Bible belt could possibly have. And, importantly, it's healthy.
We have domesticated God's transcendence. We often learn about God at about the same time as we are learning about Santa Claus but our ideas about Santa Claus change, mature and become more nuanced, whereas our ideas of God can remain at a rather infantile level.
Constant success shows us but one side of the world adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.
Agressive music can only shock you once. Afterwards its impact declines. It's inevitable.
The wonderful thing about Apple technology is just how intuitive it is.
To work all the time is to be incredibly lucky.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.