THOMAS CARLYLE Quotes

Tell a man he is brave, and you help him to become so.

Thomas Carlyle

A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.

Thomas Carlyle

Instead of saying that man is the creature of circumstance, it would be nearer the mark to say that man is the architect of circumstance.

Thomas Carlyle

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.

Thomas Carlyle

A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.

Thomas Carlyle

Obedience is our universal duty and destiny; wherein whoso will not bend must break; too early and too thoroughly we cannot be trained to know that "would," in this world of ours, is a mere zero to "should," and for most part as the smallest of fractions even to "shall."

Thomas Carlyle

I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

Thomas Carlyle

Silence is as deep as eternity; speech, shallow as time

Thomas Carlyle

The eternal stars shine out as soon as it is dark enough.

Thomas Carlyle

If you don't 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.

Thomas Carlyle

There are but two ways of paying debt: Increase of industry in raising income, increase of thrift in laying out.

Thomas Carlyle

All work, even cotton spinning, is noble; work is alone noble ... A life of ease is not for any man, nor for any god.

Thomas Carlyle

The true University of these days is a Collection of Books.

Thomas Carlyle

Certainly the Art of Writing is the most miraculous of all things man has devised.

Thomas Carlyle

He that has a secret should not only hide it, but hide that he has it to hide.

Thomas Carlyle

All work is as seed sown; it grows and spreads, and sows itself anew.

Thomas Carlyle
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