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

The spiritual is the parent of the practical.


Every noble work is at first impossible.


A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.


Wonder is the basis of worship.


If there be no enemy there's no fight. If no fight, no victory and if no victory there is no crown.


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


The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest.


Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.


The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.


Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us.

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Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.


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


Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species.


Good breeding differs, if at all, from high breeding only as it gracefully remembers the rights of others, rather than gracefully insists on its own rights.


Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can.


War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle.


Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.


One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO.


In books lies the soul of the whole past time.


No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men.


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