Thomas Carlyle Quotes


100 Thomas Carlyle quotes:



"Biography is the only true history"
Author: Carlyle Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"No sooner does a great man depart, and leave his character as public property, than a crowd of little men rushes towards it. There they are gathered together, blinking up to it with such vision as they have, scanning it from afar, hovering round it this way and that, each cunningly endeavoring, by all arts, to catch some reflex of it in the little mirror of himself."
Author: Carlyle Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"The devil has his elect."
Author: Carlyle Quotes Category: Devil Quotes
"Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world."
Author: Carlyle Quotes Category: Faith Quotes Scottish Philosopher Quotes
"He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything."
Author: Carlyle Quotes Category: Fitness Quotes
"History is the distillation of rumor."
"Only the person of worth can recognize the worth in others."
Author: Carlyle Quotes Category: Potential Quotes
"When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with its fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze"
Author: Carlyle Quotes Category: Silence Quotes
"The soul gives unity to what it looks at with love."
Author: Carlyle Quotes Category: Soul Quotes
"The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder -- waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life, and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you."
Author: Carlyle Quotes Category: Purpose Quotes
"The wise man is but a clever infant, spelling letters from a hieroglyphical prophetic book, the lexicon of which lies in eternity."
Author: Carlyle Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes
"Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness."
Author: Carlyle Quotes Category: Business Quotes Scottish Philosopher Quotes
"A person with half volition goes backwards and forwards, but makes no progress on even the smoothest of roads."
Author: Carlyle Quotes Category: Commitment Quotes
"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"
"All evil is like a nightmare; the instant you stir under it, the evil is gone."
Author: Carlyle Quotes Category: Evil Quotes
"There is no permanent place in [this universe] for evil... Evil may hide behind this fallacy and that, but it will be hunted from fallacy to fallacy until there is no more fallacy for it to hide behind."
Author: Carlyle Quotes Category: Evil Quotes
"Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation."
Author: Carlyle Quotes Category: Hard Work Quotes Scottish Philosopher Quotes
"The history of the world is but the biography of great men."
"The first sin in our universe was Lucifer's self conceit."
Author: Carlyle Quotes Category: Sin Quotes
"The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong"
Author: Carlyle Quotes Category: Obstacles Quotes



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