Thomas Carlyle Quotes

A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.

Thomas Carlyle

There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.

Thomas Carlyle

Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world.

Thomas Carlyle

One is hardly sensible of fatigue while he marches to music.

Thomas Carlyle

Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.

Thomas Carlyle

Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.

Thomas Carlyle

Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.

Thomas Carlyle

Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world.

Thomas Carlyle

Wonder is the basis of worship.

Thomas Carlyle

The man who cannot laugh is not only fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils; but his whole life is already a treason and a stratagem.

Thomas Carlyle

I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.

Thomas Carlyle

War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle.

Thomas Carlyle

It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale.

Thomas Carlyle

Skepticism means, not intellectual doubt alone, but moral doubt.

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

Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.

Thomas Carlyle
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