World Of Quotes

Quotes, Sayings, and Proverbs
 Thomas Carlyle Quotes
180 Famous Quotes by Thomas Carlyle
12/4/1795 - 2/5/1881
Professions:  
Information:  
About Thomas Carlyle

Man always worships something; always he sees the Infinite shadowed forth in something finite; and indeed can and must so see it in any finite thing, once tempt him well to fix his eyes thereon.

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

4 out of 5 stars
1 votes

I shall be an autocrat: that's my trade. And the good Lord will forgive me: that's his. [Fr., Moi, je serai autocrate: c'est mon metier. Et le bon Dieu me pardonnnera: c'est son metier.]

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

4 out of 5 stars
2 votes

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.

Intellect Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Varnhagen Von Ense's Memoirs--London and Westminster Review

4 out of 5 stars
1 votes

The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.

Life Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

4 out of 5 stars
2 votes

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak

Persistence Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

3 out of 5 stars
1 votes

All work, even cotton-spinning, is noble; work is alone noble.

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

3 out of 5 stars
1 votes

The barrenest of all mortals is the sentimentalist.

Sentiment Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

3 out of 5 stars
2 votes

Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.

Eyes Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

3 out of 5 stars
3 votes

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

Obstacles Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

2 out of 5 stars
3 votes

Sarcasm is the language of the devil, for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it.

Sarcasm Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

2 out of 5 stars
1 votes

For love is ever the beginning of Knowledge, as fire is of light.

Knowledge Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--Death of Goethe

1 out of 5 stars
1 votes

Providence has given to the French the empire of the land, to the English that of the sea, to the Germans that of--the air!

Possession Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--Richter

1 out of 5 stars
1 votes

Scarcely two hundred years back can Fame recollect articulately at all; and there she but maunders and mumbles.

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

1 out of 5 stars
1 votes

Our grandly business undoubtedly is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.

Action Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--Signs of the Times

1 out of 5 stars
1 votes

The unspeakable Turk should be immediately struck out of the question, and the country be left to honest European guidance.

Turkey Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: in a letter to a meeting at St. James Hall, London, 1876

1 out of 5 stars
1 votes

Biography is the only true history

Biography Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.

Boredom Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.

Conviction Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Custom governs the world; it is the tyrant of our feeling and our manners, and rules us with the imperious hand of a despot

Custom Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Parliament will train you to talk; and above all things to hear, with patience, unlimited quantities of foolish talk

Parliament Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

That a parliament, especially a Parliament with Newspaper Reporters firmly established in it, is an entity which by its very nature cannot do work, but can do talk only

Parliament Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Sarcasm: intellect on the offensive

Sarcasm Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

What an enormous magnifier is tradition! How a thing grows in the human memory and in the human imagination, when love, worship, and all that lies in the human heart, is there to encourage it

Traditions Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Speech is silvern, silence is golden.

Proverbs Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: A Swiss Inscription, quoted in "Sartor Resartus", bk. III, ch. III

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Be firm or mild as the occasion may require.

Proverbs Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: A Swiss Inscription, quoted in "Sartor Resartus", bk. III, ch. III

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes