Thomas Carlyle Quotes

For suffering and enduring there is no remedy, but striving and doing.

Thomas Carlyle

"In idleness there is a perpetual despair"

Thomas Carlyle

In idleness there is a perpetual despairî

Thomas Carlyle

The spiritual is the parent of the practical.

Thomas Carlyle

Be a pattern to others, and then all will go well; for as a whole city is affected by the licentious passions and vices of great men, so it is likewise reformed by their moderation.

Thomas Carlyle

The ghostly consciousness of wrong.

Thomas Carlyle

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.

Thomas Carlyle

Literature is the thought of thinking Souls.

Thomas Carlyle

Every noble crown is, and on Earth will forever be, a crown of thorns.

Thomas Carlyle

The coldest word was once a glowing new metaphor

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

Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man.

Thomas Carlyle

A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.

Thomas Carlyle

Affectation is the product of falsehood

Thomas Carlyle

The eternal stars shine out as soon as it is dark enough.

Thomas Carlyle
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