Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

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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No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.

Go as far as you can see, when you get there you'll be able to see farther.

The greatest of faults I should say is to be conscious of none.

If you look deep enough you will see music, the heart of nature being everywhere music.

He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of years.

Oh give us the man who sings at his work.

Teach a parrot the terms 'supply and demand' and you've got an economist.

Imperfection clings to a person and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely they would spin for ever on their axis advancing nowhere.

Youth is to all the glad season of life, but often only by what it hopes not by what it attains or what it escapes.

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.

A man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly unless he do it in a devout manner.

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

The man of life upright has a guiltless heart free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.

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