Thomas Carlyle

1795 - 1881

A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on business and lies

Our main business is not to see what lies dimly in the distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on science

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What we might call, by way of eminence, the Dismal Science.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on action and thought

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

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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.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on debate and life

A man lives by believing something; not by debating and arguing about many things.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on obstacles and weakness

The block of granite, which is an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.

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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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