Thomas Carlyle

1795 - 1881

A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on action and thought

The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on earth, freedom, and struggle

Freedom is the one purport, wisely aimed at, or unwisely, of all man's struggles, toilings and sufferings, in this earth.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on creation, god, greatness, and heart

It is great, and there is no other greatness-to make one nook of God's Creation more fruitful, better, more worthy of God; to make some human heart a little wiser, manlier, happier-more blessed.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on books and good

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No good book, or good thing of any sort, shows its best face at first.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on books

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Of all the things which man can do or make here below, by far the most momentous, wonderful, and worthy are the things we call books.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on bravery

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Tell a man he is brave, and you help him to become so.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on wonder and worship

The man who cannot wonder, who does not habitually wonder and worship, . . . is but a pair of spectacles behind which there is no eye.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on death, knowledge, and tragedy

That there should one man die ignorant who had capacity for knowledge, this I call a tragedy.

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

The true past departs not, no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die; but all is still here, and, recognized or not, lives and works through endless change.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on change, force, hope, memory, pain, and worth

Today is not yesterday: we ourselves change; how can our works and thoughts, if they are always to be the fittest, continue always the same? Change, indeed is painful; yet ever needful; and if memory have its force and worth, so also has hope.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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