Thomas Carlyle

1795 - 1881

A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on fatigue, harmony, music, silence, time, and work

Give us, O give us the man who sings at his work! Be his occupation what it may, he is equal to any of those who follow the same pursuit in silent sullenness. He will do more in the same time . . . he will do it better . . . he will persevere longer. One is scarcely sensible to fatigue while he marches to music. The very stars are said to make harmony as they revolve in their spheres.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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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 facts and universe

It is a mathematical fact that the casting of this pebble from my hand alters the centre of gravity of the universe.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

Source: Sartor Resartus III.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on kindness, logic, meaning, music, songs, speech, and words

The meaning of song goes deep. Who in logical words can explain the effect music has on us? A kind of inarticulate, unfathomable speech, which leads us to the edge of the infinite, and lets us for a moment gaze into that!

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on angels, music, and speech

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on despair, hope, idleness, and work

There is a perennial nobleness, and even sacredness, in work. Were he never so benighted, forgetful of his high calling, there is always hope in a man that actually and earnestly works: in idleness alone there is perpetual despair.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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