Thomas Carlyle

1795 - 1881

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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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on change, death, departure, goodness, life, past, and truth

Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die; but is all still here, and, recognized or not, lives and works through endless changes.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on path

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Of all paths a man could strike into, there is, at any given moment, a best path for every man; to find this path, and to walk in it, is the one thing needful for him.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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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.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle

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

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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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