Thomas Carlyle Quotes

Thomas Carlyle Quotes: The situation that has not its duty, its ideal, was never yet occupied by man. Yes, here, in this poor, miserable, hampered, despicable actual, wherein thou even now standest, here or nowhere is thy ideal; work it out therefrom, and, working, believe, live, be free. Fool! the ideal is in thyself.
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Thomas Carlyle Quote: A pygmy standing on the outward crust of this small planet, his far-reaching spirit stretches outward to the infinite, and there alone finds rest.
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Quotes about Thomas Carlyle: The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done.
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Quote about Thomas Carlyle: A dandy is a clothes-wearing man--a man whose trade, office, and existence consist in the wearing of clothes. Every faculty of his soul, spirit, person and purse is heroically consecrated to this one object--the wearing of clothes, wisely and well; so that, as others dress to live, he lives to dress.
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Thomas Carlyle Sayings: Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the devil; for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it.
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Thomas Carlyle Saying: It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible; and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five.
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Sayings about Thomas Carlyle: We do everything by custom, even believe by it; our very axioms, let us boast of free-thinking as we may, are oftenest simply such beliefs as we have never heard questioned.
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Saying about Thomas Carlyle: Our works are the mirror wherein the spirit first sees its natural lineaments. Hence, too, the folly of that impossible precept, Know theyself; till it be translated into this partially possible one, know what thou canst work at.
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Thomas Carlyle Quotes: If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.
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Thomas Carlyle Quote: We were wise indeed, could we discern truly the signs of our own time; and by knowledge of its wants and advantages, wisely adjust our own position in it. Let us, instead of gazing idly into the obscure distance, look calmly around us, for a little, on the perplexed scene where we stand. Perhaps, on a more serious inspection, something of its perplexity will disappear, some of its distinctive characters and deeper tendencies more clearly reveal themselves; whereby our own relations to it, our own true aims and endeavors in it, may also become clearer.
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Quotes about Thomas Carlyle: No good book or good thing of any kind shows it best face at first. No the most common quality of in a true work of art that has excellence and depth, is that at first sight it produces a certain disappointment.
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Quote about Thomas Carlyle: A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.
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Thomas Carlyle Sayings: Taste, if it mean anything but a paltry connoisseurship, must mean a general susceptibility to truth and nobleness, a sense to discern, and a heart to love and reverence all beauty, order, goodness, wheresoever, or in whatsoever forms and accompaniments they are to be seen. This surely implies, as its chief condition, not any given external rank or situation, but a finely-gifted mind, purified into harmony with itself, into keenness and justness of vision; above all, kindled into love and generous admiration.
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Thomas Carlyle Saying: Democracy will itself accomplish the salutary universal change from delusive to real, and make a new blessed world of us by and by.
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Sayings about Thomas Carlyle: The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall.
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Saying about Thomas Carlyle: Quackery gives birth to nothing; gives death to all things.
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Thomas Carlyle Quotes: Love not pleasure; love God. This is the Everlasting Yea, wherein all contradiction is solved ...
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Thomas Carlyle Quote: Of all your troubles, great and small, the greatest are the ones that don't happen at all.
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