Thomas Carlyle Quotes

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A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
Thomas Carlyle

A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.
Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle Quotes
Thomas Carlyle Quotes
A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope.
Thomas Carlyle

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
Thomas Carlyle

All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.
Thomas Carlyle

Be not a slave of words.
Thomas Carlyle

Clever men are good, but they are not the best.
Thomas Carlyle

Culture is the process by which a person becomes all that they were created capable of being.
Thomas Carlyle

Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.
Thomas Carlyle

Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will.
Thomas Carlyle

Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of the two everlasting empires, necessity and free will.
Thomas Carlyle

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
Thomas Carlyle

Happy the people whose annals are vacant.
Thomas Carlyle

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
Thomas Carlyle

Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
Thomas Carlyle

I don't pretend to understand the Universe - it's a great deal bigger than I am.
Thomas Carlyle

I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
Thomas Carlyle

If what you have done is unjust, you have not succeeded.
Thomas Carlyle

If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
Thomas Carlyle

In books lies the soul of the whole past time.
Thomas Carlyle

Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man.
Thomas Carlyle

It is a vain hope to make people happy by politics.
Thomas Carlyle

Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species.
Thomas Carlyle

Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith.
Thomas Carlyle

Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.
Thomas Carlyle

Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite.
Thomas Carlyle

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
Thomas Carlyle

Necessity dispenseth with decorum.
Thomas Carlyle

No ghost was every seen by two pair of eyes.
Thomas Carlyle

No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Thomas Carlyle

No person is important enough to make me angry.
Thomas Carlyle

No pressure, no diamonds.
Thomas Carlyle

Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world.
Thomas Carlyle

Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight.
Thomas Carlyle

Oh, give us the man who sings at his work.
Thomas Carlyle

Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with.
Thomas Carlyle

Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation.
Thomas Carlyle

Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious.
Thomas Carlyle

Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
Thomas Carlyle

Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
Thomas Carlyle

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
Thomas Carlyle

The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest.
Thomas Carlyle

The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.
Thomas Carlyle

The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.
Thomas Carlyle

The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done.
Thomas Carlyle

The spiritual is the parent of the practical.
Thomas Carlyle

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
Thomas Carlyle

There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
Thomas Carlyle

To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible if we will open our minds and our eyes.
Thomas Carlyle

War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle.
Thomas Carlyle

What you see, but can't see over is as good as infinite.
Thomas Carlyle

Wonder is the basis of worship.
Thomas Carlyle

Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness.
Thomas Carlyle
 
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