THOMAS CARLYLE Quotes

Providence has given to the French the empire of the land, to the English that of the sea, to the Germans that of--the air!

Thomas Carlyle

No violent extreme endures.

Thomas Carlyle

The hell of these days is the fear of not getting along, especially of not making money.

Thomas Carlyle

Skepticism means not intellectual doubt alone, but moral doubt.

Thomas Carlyle

That there should one man die ignorant who had capacity for knowledge, this I call a tragedy.

Thomas Carlyle

The Press is the Fourth Estate of the realm.

Thomas Carlyle

Can there be a more horrible object in existence than an eloquent man not speaking the truth?

Thomas Carlyle

We will not praise Mahomet's moral precepts as always of the superfinest sort; yet it can be said that there is always a tendency to good in them; that they are the true dictates of a heart aiming towards what is just and true

Thomas Carlyle

History a distillation of Rumour.

Thomas Carlyle

France was long a despotism tempered by epigrams.

Thomas Carlyle

For is not a Symbol ever, to him who has eyes for it, some dimmer or clearer revelation of the God-like?

Thomas Carlyle

The Book had in a high degree excited us to self-activity, which is the best effect of any book.

Thomas Carlyle

Our grand business undoubtedly is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.

Thomas Carlyle

Painful for a person is rebellious independence, only in loving companionship with his associates does a person feel safe: Only in reverently bowing down before the higher does a person feel exalted.

Thomas Carlyle

I don't pretend to understand the Universe -- it's a great deal bigger than I am.

THOMAS CARLYLE

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

Thomas Carlyle
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