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12/4/1795 - 2/5/1881
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Commemoration of Martin Luther, Teacher, Reformer, 1546 It must have been a most blessed discovery, that of an old Latin Bible which he found in the Erfurt Library about this time. He had never seen the Book before. It taught him another lesson than that of fasts and vigils... Luther learned now that a man was saved not by singing masses, but by the infinite grace of God: a more credible hypothesis. He gradually got himself founded, as on the rock. No wonder he should venerate the Bible, which had brought this blessed help to him. He prized it as the Word of the Highest must be prized by such a man. He determined to hold by that, as through life and to death he firmly did.

Christianity Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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Feast of Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, Martyr, 1980 Commemoration of Paul Couturier, Priest, Ecumenist, 1953 Supply-and-demand, -- alas! For what noble work was there ever yet any audible demand in that poor sense? The man of Macedonia, speaking in vision to the Apostle Paul, "Come over and help us", did not specify what rate of wages he would give.

Christianity Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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Commemoration of Albrecht Dürer, artist, 1528, and Michelangelo Buonarrotti, artist, spiritual writer, 1564 Sweep away the illusion of Time; glance, if thou have eyes, from the near moving-cause to the far-distant Mover. The stroke that came transmitted through a whole galaxy of elastic balls, was it less a stroke than if the last ball only had been struck, and sent flying? Oh, could I transport thee direct from the Beginnings to the Endings, how were thy eyesight unsealed, and thy heart set flaming in the Light-sea of celestial wonder! Then sawest thou that this fair Universe, were it in the meanest province thereof, is in very deed the star-domed City of God; that through every star, through every grass-blade, and most through every Living Soul, the glory of a present God still beams. But Nature, which is the Time-vesture of God and reveals Him to the wise, hides Him from the foolish.

Christianity Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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

Action Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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Instead of saying that man is the creature of circumstance, it would be nearer the mark to say that man is the architect of circumstance. It is character which builds an existence out of circumstance. From the same materials one man builds palaces, another hovels; one warehouses, another villas; bricks and mortar are mortar and bricks until the architect can make them something else.

Character Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance--the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it ;better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.

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The three great elements of modern civilization, Gunpowder, Printing, and the Protestant Religion.

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Clever men are good, but they are not the best.

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The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.

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

Decision Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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Every noble work is at first impossible.

Diligence Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is the collection of books.

Education Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government.

Government Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laugther, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper. -Thomas Carlyle.

Heart-quotes Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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The coldest word was once a glowing new metaphor.

Language Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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no man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.

Laughter Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy.

Laughter Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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Love is not altogether a delerium, yet it has many points in common therewith.

Love Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.

Minority Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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The merit of originality is not novelty, it is sincerity. The believing man is the original man; he believes for himself, not for another.

Originality Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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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.

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Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.

Repentance Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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

Resolution Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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Ridicule is the language of the devil.

Ridicule Quotes, by Thomas Carlyle

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