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

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.


Love is the only game that is not called on account of darkness.

    Topics: Love Is

History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion.


Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together.


The true university of these days is a collection of books.


Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation.


Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man.


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


Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.


All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.


When new turns of behavior cease to appear in the life of the individual, its behavior ceases to be intelligent.


Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness.


Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.


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


To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible if we will open our minds and our eyes.


Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.


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


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


Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.


Silence is more eloquent than words.


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