Thomas Carlyle

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Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

A person with half volition goes backwards and forwards, but makes no progress on even the smoothest of roads.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The depth of our despair measures what capability and height of claim we have to hope.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The devil has his elect.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance -- the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it ;better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The eternal stars shine out as soon as it is dark enough.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly unless he do it in a devout manner.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No sooner is your ocean filled, than he grumbles that it might have been of better vintage. Try him with half of a Universe, of an Omnipotence, he sets to quarrelling with the proprietor of the other half, and declares himself the most maltreated of men. Always there is a black spot in our sunshine: it is even as I said, the Shadow of Ourselves.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Oh, give us the man who sings at his work.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The dust of controversy is merely the falsehood flying off.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If a book comes from the heart it will contrive to reach other hearts. All art and author craft are of small account to that.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What are your historical Facts; still more your biographical? Wilt thou know a man by stringing-together beadrolls of what thou namest Facts?More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I grow daily to honor facts more and more, and theory less and less. A fact, it seems to me, is a great thing -- a sentence printed, if not by God, then at least by the Devil.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men are to be guided only by their self-interests. Good government is a good balancing of these; and, except a keen eye and appetite for self-interest, requires no virtue in any quarter. To both parties it is emphatically a machine: to the discontented, a taxing-machine; to the contented, a machine for securing property. Its duties and its faults are not those of a father, but of an active parish-constable.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The difference between Socrates and Jesus? The great conscious and the immeasurably great unconscious.More Thomas Carlyle [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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