Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795 – 5 February 1881) was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher. Considered one of the most important social commentators of his time, he presented many lectures during his lifetime with certain acclaim in the Victorian era.
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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.
The first duty of man is to conquer fear, he must get rid of it he cannot act till then.
It is the heart always that sees before the head can see.
The spiritual is the parent of the practical.
Good breeding differs if at all from high breeding only as it gracefully remembers the rights of others rather than gracefully insists on its own rights.
I don't like to talk much with people who always agree with me. It is amusing to coquette with an echo for a little while but one soon tires of it.
I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.