Thomas Carlyle Biography

Thomas Carlyle, Writer
Occup.Writer
FromScotland
BornDecember 4, 1795
DiedFebruary 5, 1881
Aged85 years
He was a Scottish satirical writer, essay writer, historian, and instructor in the Victorian period. He called economics the "disappointing scientific research", composed the post for the Edinburgh Encyclopedia, and also became a controversial social analyst.

He came from a stringent Calvinist, as well as was initially expected to follow his parents footsteps and end up being a preacher, but while studying at the College of Edinburgh, he ceases to be a follower. Nonetheless, the values ​​​ ​ of Calvinism still he kept until the end of his life. The combination of these spiritual character with loss of faith in typical Christianity made ​​​ ​ Carlyle's jobs interesting to the people in Victorian times that are dealing with political and also clinical adjustments that intimidate their typical social pecking orders.

Our collection contains 111 quotes who is written / told by Thomas, under the main topics: Love - Business - Work.

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111 Famous quotes by Thomas Carlyle

Small: Mans unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness it is because there is an Infinite in him, whic
"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"
Small: A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder
"A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder"
Small: The true university of these days is a collection of books
"The true university of these days is a collection of books"
Small: No pressure, no diamonds
"No pressure, no diamonds"
Small: Narrative is linear, but action has breadth and depth as well as height and is solid
"Narrative is linear, but action has breadth and depth as well as height and is solid"
Small: Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight
"Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight"
Small: A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one
"A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one"
Small: Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains
"Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains"
Small: A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge
"A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge"
Small: Wonder is the basis of worship
"Wonder is the basis of worship"
Small: The outer passes away the innermost is the same yesterday, today, and forever
"The outer passes away; the innermost is the same yesterday, today, and forever"
Small: Blessed is he who has found his work let him ask no other blessedness
"Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness"
Small: Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct
"Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct"
Small: The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall
"The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall"
Small: Silence is more eloquent than words
"Silence is more eloquent than words"
Small: No person is important enough to make me angry
"No person is important enough to make me angry"
Small: Every noble work is at first impossible
"Every noble work is at first impossible"
Small: Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all
"Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all"
Small: If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
"If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?"
Small: I dont like to talk much with people who always agree with me. It is amusing to coquette with an echo f
"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"
Small: Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice but only ac
"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"
Small: Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and
"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"
Small: The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get
"The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done"
Small: The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity
"The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity"
Small: Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom
"Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom"
Small: None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper
"None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone"
Small: It is the heart always that sees, before the head can see
"It is the heart always that sees, before the head can see"
Small: Ive got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom
"I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom"
Small: Culture is the process by which a person becomes all that they were created capable of being
"Culture is the process by which a person becomes all that they were created capable of being"
Small: All great peoples are conservative
"All great peoples are conservative"
Small: A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things
"A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things"
Small: Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful man will do more in
"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"
Small: This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle wonderful, inscrutable, magical and
"This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it"
Small: The spiritual is the parent of the practical
"The spiritual is the parent of the practical"
Small: Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time
"Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time"
Small: Secrecy is the element of all goodness even virtue, even beauty is mysterious
"Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious"
Small: No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men
"No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men"
Small: Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species
"Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species"
Small: He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of years
"He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of years"
Small: Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one
"Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one"
Small: Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with
"Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with"
Small: A man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly unless he do it in a devout manner
"A man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly unless he do it in a devout manner"
Small: A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy
"A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy"
Small: When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence b
"When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze"
Small: War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle
"War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle"
Small: To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake and all but foolish men know, that th
"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"
Small: Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts
"Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts"
Small: Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together
"Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together"
Small: Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none
"Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none"
Small: Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world
"Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world"
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