Thomas Carlyle

1795 - 1881

A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on unhappiness, greatness, infinity, mortality, and human condition

Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on unhappiness, greatness, omnipotence, finite, universe, shadow, and sunshine

Man's Unhappiness... 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... the Shadow of Ourselves.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

Source: Sartor Resartus (1835)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on deep, song, music, sphere-harmonies, poetry, vision, and nature

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! The primal element of us; of us, and of all things. The Greeks fabled of Sphere-Harmonies: it was the feeling they had of the inner-structure of Nature that the soul of all her voices and utterances was perfect music. Poetry, therefore, we will call musical Thought. The poet is he who thinks in that manner. At bottom, it turns still on the power of intellect; it is man's sincerity and depth of vision that makes him Poet. See deep enough, and you see musically; the heart of Nature being everywhere music, if you can only reach it.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

Source: On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History, pp.83-85

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle

Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle

"It is the heart always that sees, before the head can see."-

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on heart, love, wisdom, mind, head, brain, and comprehension

It is the heart always that sees, before the head can see.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle

The greatest fault is to be conscious of none.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on anger, emotions, and wrath

A background of wrath, which can be stirred up the murderous internal pitch, does lie in every man.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on blessing and work

Blessed is he who has found his work.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on hero

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If Hero means sincere man, why may not every one of us be a Hero?

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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