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A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.   Love
A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about ...   Life
A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.   Life
A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of f...   Life
A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as...   Life
A sad spectacle. If they be inhabited, what a scope for misery and fol...   Life
A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope.   Life
A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.   Life
Action hangs, as it were, "dissolved" in speech, in thoughts whereof s...   Life
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.   Life
All great peoples are conservative.   Life
All men, if they work not as in the great taskmaster's eye, will work ...   Life
All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic pr...   Life
As a first approximation, I define "belief" not as the object of belie...   Life
Be not a slave of words.   Life
Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness...   Business
Cash-payment never was, or could except for a few years be, the union-...   Life
Clever men are good, but they are not the best.   Life
Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.   Life
Conviction never so excellent, is worthless until it coverts itself in...   Life
Culture is the process by which a person becomes all that they were cr...   Life
Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then becom...   Life
Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.   Life
Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.   Life
Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.   Life
Every noble work is at first impossible.   Life
Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we...   Life
Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and ano...   Life
Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed...   Life
For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful, nay, essenti...   Life
For man is not the creature and product of Mechanism; but, in a far tr...   Life
Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirt...   Life
Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.   Life
He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for t...   Life
He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.   Life
Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic geni...   Life
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.   Life
I don't like to talk much with people who always agree with me. It is ...   Life
I don't pretend to understand the Universe - it's a great deal bigger ...   Life
I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.   Life
If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kin...   Life
If there be no enemy there's no fight. If no fight, no victory and if ...   Life
If what you have done is unjust, you have not succeeded.   Life
If you do not wish a man to do a thing, you had better get him to talk...   Life
If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being ...   Life
Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understa...   Life
Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushe...   Life
In books lies the soul of the whole past time.   Life
In every phenomenon the beginning remains always the most notable mome...   Life
In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, wi...   Life
Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man.   Life
It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest h...   Life
It is a vain hope to make people happy by politics.   Life
It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from t...   Life
Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to th...   Life
Let each become all that he was created capable of being.   Life
Let one who wants to move and convince others, first be convinced and ...   Life
Little other than a red tape Talking-machine, and unhappy Bag of Parli...   Life
Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common th...   Life
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one les...   Life
Man is a tool-using Animal. Nowhere do you find him without tools; wit...   Life
Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession...   Life
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can.   Life
Men seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, reb...   Life
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.   Music
Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among ...   Life
Narrative is linear, but action has breadth and depth as well as heigh...   Life
Necessity dispenseth with decorum.   Life
No age seemed the age of romance to itself.   Life
No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.   Life
No ghost was every seen by two pair of eyes.   Life
No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biogra...   Life
No iron chain, or outward force of any kind, can ever compel the soul ...   Life
No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to...   Life
No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irre...   Life
No person is important enough to make me angry.   Life
No pressure, no diamonds.   Life
No violent extreme endures.   Life
None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding excep...   Life
Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this wo...   Life
Not on morality, but on cookery, let us build our stronghold: there br...   Life
Not our logical faculty, but our imaginative one is king over us. I mi...   Life
Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom.   Life
Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.   Life
Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight.   Life
Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply...   Life
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness real...   Life
Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all ...   Life
Oh, give us the man who sings at his work.   Life
Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have...   Life
One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certain...   Life
Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarr...   Life
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance,but to d...   Life
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, d...   Life
Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves ...   Life
Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the devil; for wh...   Life
Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong.   Life
Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is my...   Life
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of man you are.   Life
Show me the person you honor, for I know better by that the kind of pe...   Life
Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.   Life
Silence is more eloquent than words.   Life
Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves togeth...   Life
Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefo...   Life
Surely of all the 'rights of man', this right of the ignorant man to b...   Life
Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed alto...   Life
Teach a parrot the terms "supply and demand" and you've got an economi...   Life
That monstrous tuberosity of civilized life, the capital of England.   Life
The actual well seen is ideal.   Life
The barrenest of all mortals is the sentimentalist.   Life
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak,...   Life
The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, bu...   Life
The cut of a garment speaks of intellect and talent and the color of t...   Life
The depth of our despair measures what capability and height of claim ...   Life
The difference between Socrates and Jesus? The great conscious and the...   Life
The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest...   Life
The eye sees what it brings the power to see.   Life
The fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself.   Life
The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he ca...   Life
The foul sluggard's comfort: 'It will last my time.'   Life
The greatest of all faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.   Life
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.   Life
The mathematics of high achievement   Life
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.   Life
The novel can't compete with cars, the movies, television, and liquor....   Life
The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over e...   Life
The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking a...   Life
The outer passes away; the innermost is the same yesterday, today, and...   Life
The past is all holy to us; the dead are all holy; even they that were...   Life
The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall.   Life
The spiritual is the parent of the practical.   Life
The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing,...   Life
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing ...   Business
The world is a republic of mediocrities, and always was.   Life
There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our...   Life
There is a great discovery still to be made in literature, that of pay...   Life
This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle won...   Life
Thought is the parent of the deed.   Life
Thought once awakened does not again slumber; unfolds itself into a Sy...   Life
To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and...   Life
True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is n...   Life
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that i...   Life
We have profoundly forgotten everywhere that cash-payment is not the s...   Life
Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.   Life
What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors hav...   Life
What you see, but can't see over is as good as infinite.   Life
When new turns of behavior cease to appear in the life of the individu...   Life
When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hun...   Life
When we can drain the Ocean into mill-ponds, and bottle up the Force o...   Life
Woe to him that claims obedience when it is not due; woe to him that r...   Life
Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance -...   Life
Work alone is noble.   Life
Youth is to all the glad season of life; but often only by what it hop...   Life