THOMAS CARLYLE Quotes

A Parliament speaking through reporters to Buncombe and the twenty-seven millions, mostly fools.

Thomas Carlyle

He that works and does some Poem, not he that merely says one, is worthy of the name of Poet.

Thomas Carlyle

In books lies the soul of the whole past time.

Thomas Carlyle

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.

Thomas Carlyle

No iron chain, or outward force of any kind, can ever compel the soul of a person to believe or to disbelieve.

Thomas Carlyle

The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.

Thomas Carlyle

A good book is the purest essence of a human soul.

Thomas Carlyle

History is the distillation of rumour.

Thomas Carlyle

The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.

Thomas Carlyle

History is the essence of innumerable biographies.

Thomas Carlyle

History is a great dust heap.

Thomas Carlyle

In every phenomenon the beginning remains always the most notable moment.

Thomas Carlyle

Thought is the parent of the deed.

Thomas Carlyle

Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with.

Thomas Carlyle

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together; that at length they may emerge, full-formed and majestic, into the daylight of Life, which they are thenceforth to rule.

Thomas Carlyle

Violence does even justice unjustly.

Thomas Carlyle
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