THOMAS CARLYLE Quotes

The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity. The believing man is the original man; whatsoever he believes, he believes it for himself, not for another.

Thomas Carlyle

It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale.

Thomas Carlyle

Skepticism means, not intellectual doubt alone, but moral doubt.

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

Thought is the parent of the deed.

Thomas Carlyle

Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.

Thomas Carlyle

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.

Thomas Carlyle

A force as of madness in the hands of reason has done all that was ever done in the world.

Thomas Carlyle

The soul gives unity to what it looks at with love.

Thomas Carlyle

France was a long despotism tempered by epigrams.

Thomas Carlyle

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

Thomas Carlyle

When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with its fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.

Thomas Carlyle

Work is the grand cure for all the maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind,honest work, which you intend getting done.

Thomas Carlyle

A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason.

Thomas Carlyle

War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle; therefore they take boys from one village and another village, stick them into uniforms, equip them with guns, and let them loose like wild beasts against each other.

Thomas Carlyle
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