Thomas Carlyle Quotes

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

Thomas Carlyle

Nature admits no lie.

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

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

Thomas Carlyle

The three great elements of modern civilization, gunpowder, printing, and the Protestant religion.

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

Democracy is, by the nature of it, a self-canceling business; and it gives in the long run a net result of zero.

Thomas Carlyle

The Public is an old woman. Let her maunder and mumble.

Thomas Carlyle

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

Thomas Carlyle

If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.

Thomas Carlyle

Virtue is like health: the harmony of the whole man.

Thomas Carlyle

Youth is to all the glad season of life; but often only by what it hopes, not by what it attains, or what it escapes.

Thomas Carlyle

Experience is the best of schoolmasters, only the school fees are heavy

Thomas Carlyle

Virtue is like health: the harmony of the whole man.

Thomas Carlyle
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