Thomas Carlyle

1795 - 1881

A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on biography, history, men, and world

The history of the world is but the biography of great men.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on action and kindness

Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

Source: Inaugural address, 2 Apr 1866, on being installed as Rector of the University at Edinburgh.

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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 existence, men, and poetry

A vein of poetry exists in the hearts of all men.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on god

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Of all God's creatures, Man alone is poor.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on idealism

The Ideal is in thyself, the impediments too is in thyself.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

Source: Sartor Resartus

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on god, life, mind, purpose, strength, and work

Having a purpose in life, throw into your work such strength of mind and muscle as God has given you.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on divinity and repentance

Of all the acts of man, repentance is the most divine.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on greatness and men

A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on men

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Let a man try faithfully, manfully to be right, he will daily grow more and more right. It is at the bottom of the condition on which all men have to cultivate themselves.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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