Who is Thomas Carlyle ?
Thomas Carlyle was a Scottish satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era. He called economics "the dismal science", wrote articles for the Edinburgh Encyclopedia, and became a controversial social commentator.
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A great man shows his greatness by the
way he treats little men.
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
He who has health, has hope, and he who has hope, has everything.
Pin your faith to no ones sleeves, haven't you two eyes of your own.
A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason.
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What we become depends on what we read after all of the
professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.
Tell a person they are brave and you help them become so.
Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom.
Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation.
The purpose of man is in action not thought.
A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.
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Silence is the element in
which great things fashion themselves.
A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.
The most fearful unbelief is unbelief in your self.
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.
Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine.
The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.
I don't pretend to understand the Universe -- it's a great deal bigger than I am.
Only the person of worth can recognize the worth in others.
Silence is more eloquent than words.
Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.
Great men are
the commissioned guides of mankind, who rule their fellows because they are wiser.
Men's hearts ought not to be set against one another, but set with one another, and all against evil only.
Wonder is the basis of worship.
Speech is of time, silence is of eternity.
No iron chain, or outward force of any kind, can ever compel the soul of a person to believe or to disbelieve.
A person with half volition goes backwards and forwards, but makes no progress on even the smoothest of roads.
Let each become all that he was created capable of being.
The barrenest of all mortals is the sentimentalist.
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world.
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what clearly lies at hand.
Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.
Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.
Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.
Not brute force
but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world.
One is hardly sensible of fatigue while he marches to music.
The fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself.
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.
If time is precious, no book that will not improve by repeated reading deserves to be read at all.
The true university of these days is a collection of books.
If there be no enemy there's no fight. If no fight, no victory and if no victory there is no crown.
Conviction never so excellent, is worthless until it
coverts itself into conduct.
The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.
Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
It is the unseen and the spiritual in people that determines the outward and the actual.
The greatest of all faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
Clever men are good, but they are not the best.
Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species.
If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
There is often more spiritual force in a proverb than in whole philosophical systems.