The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.
Democracy is, by the nature of it, a self-canceling business; and it gives in the long run a net result of zero.
Enjoying things which are pleasant; that is not the evil: it is the reducing of our moral self to slavery by them that is.
The work we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.
That a parliament, especially a Parliament with Newspaper Reporters firmly established in it, is an entity which by its very nature cannot do work, but can do talk only
A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy
For all right judgment of any man or thing it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad
Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come
The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one less scoundrel in the world.
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak
In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom we have to say, Like People; like Government.
Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead therefore we must learn both arts.
All that mankind has done, thought, gained, or been; it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
If you do not wish a man to do a thing, you had better get him to talk about it for the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else.
If time is precious, no book that will not improve by repeated readings deserves to be read at all.
Happy the people whose annals are blank in history books
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