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Thomas Carlyle
December 4, 1795 - February 5, 1881
Nationality: Scottish
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: Scottish Philosopher

The world is a republic of mediocrities, and always was.


Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.


A man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly unless he do it in a devout manner.


The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.


I don't pretend to understand the Universe - it's a great deal bigger than I am.


If you do not wish a man to do a thing, you had better get him to talk about it; for the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else.


Music is well said to be the speech of angels.


Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.


Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.


I grow daily to honour facts more and more, and theory less and less. A fact, it seems to me, is a great thing; a sentence printed, if not by God, then at least by the Devil.


This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it.


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


He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.


No person is important enough to make me angry.


No iron chain, or outward force of any kind, can ever compel the soul of a person to believe or to disbelieve.


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


The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall.


Be not a slave of words.


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


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.


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