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SummaryThomas Carlyle was a famous Writer from Scotland, who lived between December 4, 1795 and February 5, 1881. He became 85 years old.
BiographyHe was a Scottish satirical writer, essay writer, historian, and teacher in the Victorian era. He called economics the "dismal science", wrote the article for the Edinburgh Encyclopedia, and became a controversial social commentator.
He came from a strict Calvinist, and was originally expected to follow his parents footsteps and become a minister, but while studying at the University of Edinburgh, he ceases to be a believer. However, the values of Calvinism still he kept until the end of his life. The combination of these religious temperament with loss of faith in traditional Christianity made Carlyle's works interesting to the people in Victorian times who are struggling with political and scientific changes that threaten their traditional social hierarchies.
Zodiac etc.He is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 113 quotes who is written / told by Thomas, under the main topics: Business, Love, Work.
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Source / external links:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Carlyle
Famous quotes by Thomas Carlyle (113)
"The outer passes away; the innermost is the same yesterday, today, and forever"
"Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith"
"Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer"
"The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green"
"Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness"
"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"
"The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion"
"The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better"
"Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of man you are"
"Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the devil; for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it"
"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"
"No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offence"
"I grow daily to honour facts more and more, and theory less and less. A fact, it seems to me, is a great thing; a sentence printed, if not by God, then at least by the Devil"
"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"
"Conviction never so excellent, is worthless until it coverts itself into conduct"
"All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books"
"A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus"
"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"
"Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all"
"If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?"
"I don't like to talk much with people who always agree with me. It is amusing to coquette with an echo for a little while, but one soon tires of it"
"Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death"
"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"
"A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things"
"Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen"
"This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it"
"Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious"
"No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men"
"Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species"
"He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of years"
"Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one"
"A man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly unless he do it in a devout manner"
"A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy"
"When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze"
"War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle"
"To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself"
"Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts"
"Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together"
"Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none"
"Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world"
"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"
"I don't pretend to understand the Universe - it's a great deal bigger than I am"
"A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind"
"Thought once awakened does not again slumber; unfolds itself into a System of Thought; grows, in man after man, generation after generation, - till its full stature is reached, and such System of Thought can grow no farther, but must give place to another"
"Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong"
"No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad"
"No iron chain, or outward force of any kind, can ever compel the soul of a person to believe or to disbelieve"
"Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession but hope; this world of his is emphatically the place of hope"
"Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world"
"It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible; and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five"
"If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt"
"Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do"
"When new turns of behavior cease to appear in the life of the individual, its behavior ceases to be intelligent"
"The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest"
"Teach a parrot the terms 'supply and demand' and you've got an economist"
"Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether"
"Show me the person you honor, for I know better by that the kind of person you are. For you show me what your idea of humanity is"
"Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand"
"One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO"
"Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die"
"Narrative is linear, but action has breadth and depth as well as height and is solid"
"Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come"
"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"
"If there be no enemy there's no fight. If no fight, no victory and if no victory there is no crown"
"For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad"
"A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun"
"Woe to him that claims obedience when it is not due; woe to him that refuses it when it is"
"What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books"
"The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done"
"The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity"
"None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone"
"Culture is the process by which a person becomes all that they were created capable of being"