Thomas Carlyle

1795 - 1881

A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on giving, life, and world

No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offense.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on books, happiness, history, and people

Happy the people whose annals are blank in the history books!

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on honor, idealism, and kindness

Show me the man you honor, and I will show you the kind of a man you are, for it shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on impossibility, nobility, and work

Every noble work is at first impossible. quoted by Og Mandino.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on cheerfulness, endurance, power, strength, and time

Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance. The cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it better, and will preserve it longer.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on circumstances and fortune

Man makes circumstances, and spiritually as well as economically, is the artificer of his own fortune.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on courage, death, and desires

The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on path

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From the lowliest depth there is a path to the loftiest height.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on culture and laws

The great law of culture is: let each become all that he was created capable of being.

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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.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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