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180 Famous Quotes by Thomas Carlyle
12/4/1795 - 2/5/1881
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Endurance is patience concentrated.

Endurance Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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Ridicule is the language of the devil

Ridicule Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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Wonder is the basis of worship

Wonder Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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Under all speech that is good for anything three lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.

Silence Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--Memoir of the Life of Scott

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Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together; that at length they may emerge, full-formed and majestic, into the daylight of Life, which they are thenceforth to rule.

Silence Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Sartor Resartus (bk. III, ch. III)

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The Present is the living sum-total of the whole Past.

Past Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--Characteristics

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Genius . . . means the transcendent capacity of taking trouble.

Genius Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Frederick the Great (bk. IV, ch. III)

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It is the first of all problems for a man to find out what kind of work he is to do in this universe.

Work Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Address at Edinburgh

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And yet without labour there were no ease, no rest, so much as conceivable.

Labor Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--Characteristics

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Worship of a hero is transcendent admiration of a great man.

Heroes Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Heroes and Hero-Worship (lecture I)

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Great is the Tailor, but not the greatest.

Tailors Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--Goethe's Works

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A Fourth Estate, of Able Editors, springs up.

Journalism Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: French Revolution (pt. I, bk. VI, ch. 5)

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Burke said there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporter's gallery yonder, there sat a fourth estate more important far than they all.

Journalism Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Heroes and Hero-Worship (lecture V)

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Every noble crown is, and on Earth will forever be, a crown of thorns.

Royalty Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Past and Present (bk. III, ch. VIII)

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The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.

Faults Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Heroes and Hero Worship (ch. II)

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A witty statesman said, you might prove anything by figures.

Numbers Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Chartism

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It is a mathematical fact that the casting of this pebble from my hand alters the centre of gravity of the universe.

Gravity Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Sartor Resartus III

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The barrenest of all mortals is the sentimentalist.

Sentiment Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.

Business Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.

Popularity Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come

Seasons Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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Speak not at all, in any wise, till you have somewhat to speak; care not for the reward of your speaking, but simply and with undivided mind for the truth of your speaking.

Speech Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--Biography

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In every object there is inexhaustible meaning; the eye sees in it what the eye brings means of seeing.

Eyes Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Hist. of the French Revolution (vol. I, p. 5), (People's ed.)

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After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.

Fame Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Past and Present (ch. XVII)

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Speech is great; but silence is greater.

Silence Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--Characteristics of Shakespeare

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