316 Total Quotes

Thomas Carlyle Quotes

Thomas Carlyle
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of man you are.
Thomas Carlyle
#Scottish Philosopher #Honor

Thomas Carlyle
Love is the only game that is not called on account of darkness.
Thomas Carlyle
#Scottish Philosopher #Darkness

Thomas Carlyle
For all right judgment of any man or thing it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad
Thomas Carlyle
#Judgment

Thomas Carlyle
What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is the collection of books.
Thomas Carlyle
#Scottish Philosopher #Books And Reading

Thomas Carlyle
Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation.
Thomas Carlyle
#Scottish Philosopher #Hard Work

Thomas Carlyle
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.
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#Eternity

Thomas Carlyle
All reform except a moral one will prove unavailing.
Thomas Carlyle
#Reform

Thomas Carlyle
Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world.
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#Faith #Scottish Philosopher

Thomas Carlyle
The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.
Thomas Carlyle
#Scottish Philosopher #Heart

Thomas Carlyle
Teach a parrot the terms "supply and demand" and you've got an economist.
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#Scottish Philosopher

Thomas Carlyle
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak
Thomas Carlyle
#Determination

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I call the book of Job, apart from all theories about it, one of the grandest things ever written with the pen.
Thomas Carlyle
#Bible

Thomas Carlyle
No pressure, no diamonds.
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#Scottish Philosopher

Thomas Carlyle
Ill-health, of body or of mind, is defeat. Health alone is victory. Let all men, if they can manage it, contrive to be healthy!
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#Body #Health

Thomas Carlyle
[As one highway engineer put it,] We were going by the book, but the damned mountain couldn't read. ... Every noble work is at first impossible.
Thomas Carlyle
#Books And Reading

Thomas Carlyle
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.
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#Scottish Philosopher #Merit

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Biography is the only true history
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#Biography

Thomas Carlyle
No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Thomas Carlyle
#Scottish Philosopher #Biography

Thomas Carlyle
Let one who wants to move and convince others, first be convinced and moved themselves. If a person speaks with genuine earnestness the thoughts, the emotion and the actual condition of their own heart, others will listen because we all are knit toge
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#Convince

Thomas Carlyle
The soul gives unity to what it looks at with love.
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#Love #Soul