Thomas Carlyle Quotes

When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with its fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.

Thomas Carlyle

Work is the grand cure for all the maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind,honest work, which you intend getting done.

Thomas Carlyle

A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason.

Thomas Carlyle

War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle; therefore they take boys from one village and another village, stick them into uniforms, equip them with guns, and let them loose like wild beasts against each other.

Thomas Carlyle

Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.

Thomas Carlyle

One life; a little gleam of Time between two Eternities; no second chance to us for evermore!

Thomas Carlyle

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.

Thomas Carlyle

All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of Books.

Thomas Carlyle

In books lies the soul of the whole Past Time; the articulate audible voice of the Past, when the body and material substance of it has altogether vanished like a dream.

Thomas Carlyle

The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.

Thomas Carlyle

The history of the world is but the biography of great men.

Thomas Carlyle

No lie you can speak or act but it will come, after longer or shorter circulation, like a Bill drawn on Nature's Reality, and be presented there for payment, with the answer, No effects.

Thomas Carlyle

Alas! the fearful Unbelief is unbelief in yourself.

Thomas Carlyle

Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the Devil; for which reason I have, long since, as good as renounced it.

Thomas Carlyle

What you see, yet can not see over, is as good as infinite.

Thomas Carlyle
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