Thomas Carlyle Quotes

If you don't wish a man to do a thing you had better get him to talk about it; for the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else.

Thomas Carlyle

There are but two ways of paying debt: Increase of industry in raising income, increase of thrift in laying out.

Thomas Carlyle

All work, even cotton spinning, is noble; work is alone noble ... A life of ease is not for any man, nor for any god.

Thomas Carlyle

The true University of these days is a Collection of Books.

Thomas Carlyle

A man lives by believing something; not by debating and arguing about many things.

Thomas Carlyle

Certainly the Art of Writing is the most miraculous of all things man has devised.

Thomas Carlyle

He that has a secret should not only hide it, but hide that he has it to hide.

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

Literature is the Thought of thinking Souls.

Thomas Carlyle

All work is as seed sown; it grows and spreads, and sows itself anew.

Thomas Carlyle

Nature admits no lie.

Thomas Carlyle

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.

Thomas Carlyle

In every man's writings, the character of the writer must lie recorded.

Thomas Carlyle

He who would write heroic poems should make his whole life a heroic poem.

Thomas Carlyle

A word spoken in season, at the right moment, is the mother of ages.

Thomas Carlyle
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