Thomas Carlyle Quotes

Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.

Thomas Carlyle

The deadliest sin were the consciousness of no sin

Thomas Carlyle

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.

Thomas Carlyle

Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.

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

Nine-tenths of the miseries and vices of mankind proceed from idleness.

Thomas Carlyle

A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.

Thomas Carlyle

The ghostly consciousness of wrong.

Thomas Carlyle

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong

Thomas Carlyle

The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder -- waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life, and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.

Thomas Carlyle

The block of granite, which was an obstacle in the path of the weak, becomes a stepping stone in the path of the strong.

Thomas Carlyle

Literature is the thought of thinking Souls.

Thomas Carlyle

Heroism is the divine relation which, in all times, unites a great man to other men.

Thomas Carlyle

Sarcasm is the language of the devil, for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it.

Thomas Carlyle

Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man.

Thomas Carlyle

Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.

Thomas Carlyle
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