Thomas Carlyle Quotes

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

Man is a tool-using animal...Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.

Thomas Carlyle

No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.

Thomas Carlyle

Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.

Thomas Carlyle

All greatness is unconscious, or it is little and naught.

Thomas Carlyle
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