THOMAS CARLYLE Quotes

Man is a tool-using animal...Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.

Thomas Carlyle

No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.

Thomas Carlyle

Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.

Thomas Carlyle

All greatness is unconscious, or it is little and naught.

Thomas Carlyle

Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.

Thomas Carlyle

The work we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.

Thomas Carlyle

The fine arts once divorcing themselves from truth are quite certain to fall mad, if they do not die.

Thomas Carlyle

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.

Thomas Carlyle

History is the essence of innumerable biographies.

Thomas Carlyle

Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness on the confines of two everlasting hostile empires, Necessity and Free Will.

Thomas Carlyle

A mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one.

Thomas Carlyle

Love is ever the beginning of Knowledge as fire is of light.

Thomas Carlyle

Clever men are good, but they are not the best.

Thomas Carlyle

The great law of culture is: Let each become all that he was created capable of being.

Thomas Carlyle

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

Thomas Carlyle
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