Thomas Carlyle

1795 - 1881

A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on minorities and starting

Every new opinion at its starting is precisely a minority of one.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on originality

Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle

No man sees far, the most see no farther than their noses.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on perfection and work

A man's perfection is his work.

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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.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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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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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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