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12/4/1795 - 2/5/1881
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Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.

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

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Money, which is of very uncertain value, and sometimes has no value at all and even less.

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

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We have not the love of greatness, but the love of the love of greatness.

Greatness Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--Characteristics (vol. III)

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Man's Unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his Greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite.

Greatness Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Sartor Resartus--The Everlasting Yea (bk. II, ch. IX)

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All history is a Bible--a thing stated in words by me more than once.

History Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: quoted in Froude's "Early Life of Carlyle"

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Histories are as perfect as the Historian is wise, and is gifted with an eye and a soul.

History Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Cromwell's Letter and Speeches--Introduction (ch. I)

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History is the essence of innumerable Biographies.

History Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--On History

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History, as it lies at the root of all science, is also the first distinct product of man's spiritual nature; his earliest expression of what can be called Thought.

History Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--On History

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In a certain sense all men are historians.

History Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--On History

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History, a distillation of rumor.

History Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: French Revolution (pt. I, bk. VII, ch. V)

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All history . . . is an inarticulate Bible.

History Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Latter Day Pamphlets (405)

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Happy the People whose Annals are blank in History-Books.

History Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Life of Frederick the Great (bk. XVI, ch. I)

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Experience is the best of schoolmasters, only the school-fees are heavy.

Students Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Miscellaneous Essays (I, 137), (ed. 1888)

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His religion at best is an anxious wish,--like that of Rabelais, a great Perhaps.

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

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On the whole we must repeat the often repeated saying, that it is unworthy a religious man to view an irreligious one either with alarm or aversion; or with any other feeling than regret, and hope, and brotherly commiseration.

Religion Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--Voltaire

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Of a truth, men are mystically united: a mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one.

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

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The Orator persuades and carries all with him, he knows not how; the Rhetorician can prove that he ought to have persuaded and carried all with him.

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

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For the eye of the intellect "sees in all objects what it brought with it the means of seeing." - Thomas Carlyle,

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

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How much lies in Laughter: the cipher-key, wherewith we decipher the whole man.

Laughter Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Sartor Resartus (bk. I, ch. IV)

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Literature is the thought of thinking Souls.

Literature Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--Memoirs of the Life of Scott

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Literary Men are . . . a perpetual priesthood.

Literature Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essays--State of German Literature

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Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.

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

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In the end, everything is a gag.

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

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Sometimes when reading Goethe I have the paralyzing suspicion that he is trying to be funny.

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

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This Mirabeau's work, then is done. He sleeps with the primeval giants. He has gone over to the majority: "Abiit ad plures."

Epitaphs Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle , Source: Essay on Mirabeau (close)

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