Thomas Carlyle

1795 - 1881

A Quote by Thomas Carlyle

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

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on good, water, and work

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on belief, ignorance, individuality, and wisdom

I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

Source: The Age of Reason, pt. 1, "The Author's Profession of Faith," 1794.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on good, lies, silence, and speech

Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on harmony, health, and virtue

Virtue is like health: the harmony of the whole man.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on world

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Cash-payment never was, or could except for a few years be, the union-bond of man to man. Cash never yet paid one man fully his deserts to another; nor could it, nor can it, now or henceforth to the end of the world.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on conviction

Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on death, devil, god, indifference, life, purpose, and universe

To me the Universe was all void of Life, of Purpose, of Volition, even of Hostility; it was one huge, dead, immeasurable Steam-engine, rolling on, in its dead indifference, to grind me limb from limb. Oh vast gloomy, solitary Golgotha, and Mill of Death! Why was the living banished thither companionless, conscious? Why, if there is no Devil; nay, unless the Devil is your God?

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on duty

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Do the duty which lieth nearest to thee! Thy second duty will already have become clearer.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on life, men, suffering, and tragedy

The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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