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12/4/1795 - 2/5/1881
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When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.

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

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No good Book, or good thing of any sort, shows its best face at first.

Goodness Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--Novalis

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Silence is more eloquent than words.

Silence Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Heroes and Hero Worship (lecture II)

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Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of two everlasting hostile empires, Necessity and Freewill.

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

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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!

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

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A certain man has called us, "of all peoples the wisest in action," but he added, "the stupidest in speech."

England Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: The Nigger Question

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If I say that Shakespeare is the greatest of intellects, I have said all concerning him. But there is more in Shakespeare's intellect than we have yet seen. It is what I call an unconscious intellect; there is more virtue in it that he himself is aware of.

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

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Nay, in every epoch of the world, the great event, parent of all others, is it not the arrival of a Thinker in the world?

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

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Thought once awakened does not again slumber.

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

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A Poet without Love were a physical and metaphysical impossibility.

Poets Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--Burns

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If time is precious, no book that will not improve by repeated readings deserves to be read at all.

Reading Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--Goethe's Helena

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We have not read an author till we have seen his object, whatever it may be, as he saw it.

Reading Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--Goethe's Helena

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We are firm believers in the maxim that, for all right judgment of any man or thing, it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad.

Character Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--Goethe

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Men seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebel against anything that does not deserve rebelling against.

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

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He who first shortened the labor of Copyists by device of Movable Types was disbanding hired armies and cashiering most Kings and Senates, and creating a whole new Democratic world: he had invented the Art of printing.

Printing Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Sartor Resartus (bk. I, ch. V)

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Genuine Work alone, what thou workest faithfully, that is eternal, as the Almighty Founder and World-Builder himself.

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

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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.

Influence Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--Varnhagen von Ense's Memoirs

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Be a pattern to others, and then all will go well; for as a whole city is affected by the licentious passions and vices of great men, so it is likewise reformed by their moderation.

Influence Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--Varnhagen von Ense's Memoirs

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If Hero means sincere man, why may not every one of us be a Hero?

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

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Hero-worship exists, has existed, and will forever exist, universally among Mankind.

Heroes Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Sartor Resartus--Organic Filaments

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A man must indeed be a hero to appear such in the eyes of his valet. [Fr., Il faut etre bien heros pour l'etre aux yeux de son valet-de-chambre.]

Heroes Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Sartor Resartus--Organic Filaments

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To-day is not yesterday: we ourselves change; how can our Works and Thoughts, if they are always to be the fittest, continue always the same? Change, indeed, is painful; yet ever needful; and if Memory have its force and worth, so also has Hope.

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

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Youth is to all the glad reason of life; but often only by what it hopes, not by what it attains, or what it escapes.

Youth Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--Schiller

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Great is journalism. Is not every able editor a ruler of the world, being the persuader of it?

Journalism Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: French Revolution (pt. II, bk. 1, ch. 4)

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A parliament speaking through reporters to Buncombe and the Twenty-seven millions, mostly fools.

Journalism Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Latter Day Pamphlets (no. VI, Parliaments)

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