Thomas Carlyle

1795 - 1881

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.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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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.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on fashion and silence

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on eternity, silence, speech, and time

Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.

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

Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.

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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.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on life

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A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on work

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Give me a man who sings at his work.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on glory, honor, life, possessions, soldiers, and work

The glory of a workman, still more of a master workman, that he does his work well, ought to be his most precious possession; like the honor of a soldier, dearer to him than life.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle

A witty statesman said, you might prove anything by figures.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

Source: Chartism.

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