Thomas Carlyle

1795 - 1881

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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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on work

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Give me a man who sings at his work.

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