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Thomas Carlyle

Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness.

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Thomas Carlyle

It is the feeling of injustice that is insupportable to all men.

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Thomas Carlyle

The world is an old woman, and mistakes any gilt farthing for a gold coin; whereby being often cheated, she will thenceforth trust nothing but the common copper.

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Thomas Carlyle

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

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Thomas Carlyle

Self-contemplation is infallibly the symptom of disease.

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Thomas Carlyle

An everlasting lodestar, that beams the brighter in the heavens the darker here on earth grows the night.

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Thomas Carlyle

When we can drain the Ocean into mill-ponds, and bottle up the Force of Gravity, to be sold by retail, in gas jars; then may we hope to comprehend the infinitudes of man's soul under formulas of Profit and Loss; and rule over this too, as over a patent engine, by checks, and valves, and balances.

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Thomas Carlyle

I came hither [Craigenputtoch] solely with the design to simplify my way of life and to secure the independence through which I could be enabled to remain true to myself.

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Thomas Carlyle

In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government.

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Thomas Carlyle

I had a lifelong quarrel with God, but in the end we made up.

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Thomas Carlyle

All deep things are song. It seems somehow the very central essence of us, song; as if all the rest were but wrappages and hulls!

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Thomas Carlyle

The outer passes away; the innermost is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

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Thomas Carlyle

Heroes have gone out; quacks have come in; the reign of quacks has not ended with the nineteenth century. The sceptre is held with a firmer grasp; the empire has a wider boundary. We are all the slaves of quackery in one shape or another. Indeed, one portion of our being is always playing the successful quack to the other.

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Thomas Carlyle

If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?

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Thomas Carlyle

There is endless merit in a man's knowing when to have done.

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Thomas Carlyle

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.

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Thomas Carlyle

What a wretched thing is all fame! A renown of the highest sort endures, say, for two thousand years. And then? Why, then, a fathomless eternity swallows it. Work for eternity; not the meagre rhetorical eternity of the periodical critics, but for the real eternity wherein dwelleth the Divine.

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Thomas Carlyle

What are your historical Facts still more your biographical Wilt thou know a man by stringing-together beadrolls of what thou namest Facts

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Carlyle

Our very walking is an incessant falling; a falling and a catching of ourselves before we come actually to the pavement. It is emblematic of all things a man does.

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Thomas Carlyle

Man's Unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his Greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, with which all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite... Try him with half of a Universe, of an Omnipotence, he sets to quarreling 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.

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Thomas Carlyle

persons, with big wigs many of them and austere aspect, whom I take to be Professors of the Dismal Science… Coining “Dismal Science” as a nickname for Political Economy

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Carlyle

Is not every meanest day the confluence of two eternities?

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Thomas Carlyle

To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself.

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Thomas Carlyle

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

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Thomas Carlyle

A stammering man is never a worthless one. Physiology can tell you why. It is an excess of sensibility to the presence of his fellow creature, that makes him stammer.

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Thomas Carlyle

Worship of a hero is transcendent admiration of a great man.

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Thomas Carlyle

I want to meet my God awake.

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Thomas Carlyle

One is weary of hearing about the omnipotence of money. I will say rather that, for a genuine man, it is not evil to be poor.

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Thomas Carlyle

Love not pleasure; love God. This is the Everlasting Yea, wherein all contradiction is solved.

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Thomas Carlyle

A thinking man is the worst enemy the Prince of Darkness can have; every time such an one announces himself, I doubt not there runs a shudder through the nether empire; and new emissaries are trained with new tactics, to, if possible, entrap and hoodwink and handcuff him.

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Thomas Carlyle

For every one hundred men who can stand adversity there is only one who can withstand prosperity.

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Thomas Carlyle

A vein of poetry exists in the hearts of all men.

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Thomas Carlyle

Infinite is the help man can yield to man.

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Thomas Carlyle

A Dandy is a clothes-wearing Man, a Man whose trade, office and existence consists in the wearing of clothes.

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Thomas Carlyle

That a Parliament, especially a Parliament with Newspaper Reporters firmly established in it, is an entity which by its very nature cannot do work, but can do talk only.

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Thomas Carlyle

One seems to believe almost all that they believe; and when they stop short and call it a Religion, and you pass on, and call it only a reminiscence of one, should you not part with the kiss of peace?

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Thomas Carlyle

This we take it is the grand characteristic of our age. By our skill in Mechanism, it has come to pass, that in the management ofexternal things we excel all other ages; while in whatever respects the pure moral nature, in true dignity of soul and character, we are perhaps inferior to most civilised ages.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Carlyle

The choking, sweltering, deadly, and killing rule of no rule; the consecration of cupidity and braying of folly, and dim stupidity and baseness, in most of the affairs of men. Slopshirts attainable three-halfpence cheaper by the ruin of living bodies and immortal souls.

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Thomas Carlyle

Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Carlyle

A star is beautiful; it affords pleasure, not from what it is to do, or to give, but simply by being what it is. It befits the heavens; it has congruity with the mighty space in which it dwells. It has repose; no force disturbs its eternal peace. It has freedom; no obstruction lies between it and infinity.

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Thomas Carlyle

Histories are as perfect as the Historian is wise, and is gifted with an eye and a soul.

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Thomas Carlyle

No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.

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Thomas Carlyle

A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things.

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Thomas Carlyle

If you will believe me, you who are young, yours is the golden season of life. As you have heard it called, so it verily is, the seed-time of life; in which, if you do not sow, or if you sow tares instead of wheat, you cannot expect to reap well afterwards, and you will arrive at little. And in the course of years when you come to look back, if you have not done what you have heard from your advisers,-and among many counsellors there is wisdom,-you will bitterly repent when it is too late.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Carlyle

Men worship the shows of great men; the most disbelieve that there is any reality of great men to worship.

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Thomas Carlyle

The first sin in our universe was Lucifer's self conceit.

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Thomas Carlyle

Great men are the modelers, patterns, and in a wide sense creators, of whatsoever the general mass of men contrived to do and attain.

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Thomas Carlyle

At worst, is not this an unjust world, full of nothing but beasts of prey, four-footed or two-footed?

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Thomas Carlyle

The aristocracy of feudal parchment has passed away with a mighty rushing, and now, by a natural course, we arrive at aristocracy of the money-bag.

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Thomas Carlyle

Laissez-faire, supply and demand-one begins to be weary of all that. Leave all to egotism, to ravenous greed of money, of pleasure, of applause-it is the gospel of despair.