Thomas Carlyle

1795 - 1881

A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on destruction, schools, and teaching

Teaching school is but another word for sure and not very slow destruction.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

Source: H. Eves In Mathematical Circles, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1969.

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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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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle

The fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on books

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The true university of these days is a collection of books.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

Source: The Hero as a Man of Letters.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on kindness, problems, universe, women, and work

It is the first of all problems for a man (or woman) to find out what kind of work he (or she) is to do in this universe.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on work

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Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on composers, harmony, kindness, labor, soul, and work

Even in the meanest sorts of Labor, the whole soul of a man is composed into a kind of real harmony the instant he sets himself to work.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on religion and work

Properly speaking, all true work is religion.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on earth, heaven, labor, sacred, and work

All true work is sacred. In all true work, were it but true hand work, there is something of divineness. Labor, wide as the earth, has its summit in Heaven.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on work

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All work is as seed sown; it grows and spreads, and sows itself anew.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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