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Every reasonable human being should be a moderate Socialist.
THOMAS MANN
Charity begins at home, but should not end there.
THOMAS FULLER
Many deceive themselves, imagining they'll find happiness in change.
THOMAS KEMPIS
Today is not yesterday: we ourselves change; how can our works and thoughts, if they are always to b...
THOMAS CARLYLE
Why do writers write? Because it isn't there.
THOMAS BERGER
Conviction never so excellent, is worthless until it coverts itself into conduct.
THOMAS CARLYLE
A certain portion of the human race has certainly a taste for being diddled.
THOMAS HOOD
That a Parliament, especially a Parliament with Newspaper Reporters firmly established in it, is an ...
THOMAS CARLYLE
He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that prevents it is the safest physician.
THOMAS FULLER
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundre...
THOMAS CARLYLE
Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not ou...
THOMAS MERTON
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit ...
THOMAS MERTON
We can gradually grow into any condition we desire, provided we first make ourselves in habitual men...
THOMAS TROWARD
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired...
THOMAS HARDY
An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.
THOMAS FULLER
Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.
THOMAS OTWAY
Oh, give us the man who sings at his work.
THOMAS CARLYLE
Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will.
THOMAS AQUINAS
No conquest can ever become permanent which does not show itself beneficial to the conquered as well...
THOMAS CARLYLE
We usually know what we can do, but temptation shows us who we are.
THOMAS KEMPIS
My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to mak...
THOMAS ARNOLD
For suffering and enduring there is no remedy, but striving and doing.
THOMAS CARLYLE
Blindness hatred is blind, as well as love.
THOMAS FULLER
But who would rush at a benighted man, and give him two black eyes for being blind?
THOMAS HOOD
If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
THOMAS CARLYLE
The minstrel fell but the foeman's chain
could not break his proud soul under.
The harp he lov...
THOMAS MOORE
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.
THOMAS CARLYLE
Tranquility is the old man's milk.
THOMAS JEFFERSON
He is rich that is satisfied.
THOMAS FULLER
A small demerit extinguishes a long service.
THOMAS FULLER
Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him,...
THOMAS CARLYLE
The purpose of man is in action not thought.
THOMAS CARLYLE
Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.
THOMAS CARLYLE
Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious...
THOMAS FULLER
It is my PRIDE, my damned, native, unconquerable Pride, that plunges me into Distraction. You must k...
THOMAS CHATTERTON