Thomas Carlyle

1795 - 1881

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 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.

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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.

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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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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on clarity and confusion

Clean undeniable right, clear undeniable might: either of these once ascertained puts an end to battle. All battle is a confused experiment to ascertain one and both of these.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on honesty and power

Over the times thou hast no power. . . . Solely over one man thou hast quite absolute power. Him redeem and make honest.

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