THOMAS CARLYLE Quotes

Nine-tenths of the miseries and vices of mankind proceed from idleness.

Thomas Carlyle

The spiritual is the parent of the practical.

Thomas Carlyle

A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.

Thomas Carlyle

The ghostly consciousness of wrong.

Thomas Carlyle

The block of granite, which was an obstacle in the path of the weak, becomes a stepping stone in the path of the strong.

Thomas Carlyle

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.

Thomas Carlyle

Literature is the thought of thinking Souls.

Thomas Carlyle

Sarcasm is the language of the devil, for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it.

Thomas Carlyle

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

Thomas Carlyle

The three great elements of modern civilization, Gunpowder, Printing, and the Protestant Religion.

Thomas Carlyle

Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man.

Thomas Carlyle

Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.

Thomas Carlyle

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.

Thomas Carlyle

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

Thomas Carlyle

Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world.

Thomas Carlyle
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