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

Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong.


Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.


Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of man you are.


Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.


If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.


A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope.


A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.


Teach a parrot the terms "supply and demand" and you've got an economist.


Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will.


Oh, give us the man who sings at his work.


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


The outer passes away; the innermost is the same yesterday, today, and forever.


No pressure, no diamonds.


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


Worship is transcendent wonder.


Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with.


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


For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad.


None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.


What you see, but can't see over is as good as infinite.


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