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Life
Engrave this Quote Life is a little gleam of time between two eternity s.
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-Thomas Carlyle
Literary
Engrave this Quote In the true Literary Man there is thus ever, acknowledged or not by the world, a sacredness: he is the light of the world; the world's Priest; -- guiding it, like a sacred Pillar of Fire, in its dark pilgrimage through the waste of Time.
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Loneliness
Engrave this Quote Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man.
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Love
Engrave this Quote Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith.
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Machines, Machinery
Engrave this Quote For man is not the creature and product of Mechanism; but, in a far truer sense, its creator and producer.
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Manners
Engrave this Quote It is the unseen and the spiritual in people that determines the outward and the actual.
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Mathematics
Engrave this Quote It is a mathematical fact that the casting of this pebble from my hand alters the centre of gravity of the universe.
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-Thomas Carlyle, Sartor Resartus, 1834
Mediocrity
Engrave this Quote The world is a republic of mediocrities, and always was.
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Mistakes
Engrave this Quote The greatest of all faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
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Money
Engrave this Quote Cash-payment never was, or could except for a few years be, the union-bond of man to man. Cash never yet paid one man fully his deserts to another; nor could it, nor can it, now or henceforth to the end of the world.
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Engrave this Quote Cash-payment is not the sole nexus of man with man.
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Engrave this Quote A fair day's wages for a fair day's work.
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Morals
Engrave this Quote For the superior morality, of which we hear so much, we too would desire to be thankful: at the same time, it were but blindness to deny that this superior morality is properly rather an inferior criminality, produced not by greater love of Virtue, but by greater perfection of Police; and of that far subtler and stronger Police, called Public Opinion.
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Motivational
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Music
Engrave this Quote If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
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Engrave this Quote One is hardly sensible of fatigue while he marches to music.
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Engrave this Quote Song is the heroics of speech.
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Engrave this Quote Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
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Mystery
Engrave this Quote Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious.
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Opinion
Engrave this Quote Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.
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Engrave this Quote Wonderful Force of Public Opinion! We must act and walk in all points as it prescribes; follow the traffic it bids us, realize the sum of money, the degree of influence it expects of us, or we shall be lightly esteemed; certain mouthfuls of articulate wind will be blown at us, and this what mortal courage can front?
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Parenting
Engrave this Quote Good breeding differs, if at all, from high breeding only as it gracefully remembers the rights of others, rather than gracefully insists on its own rights.
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Past, the
Engrave this Quote The past is all holy to us; the dead are all holy; even they that were wicked when alive.
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Perfection
Engrave this Quote Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely, they would spin for ever on their axis, advancing nowhere.
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Persistence
Engrave this Quote Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
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