Thomas Carlyle Quotes & Wallpapers

Thomas Carlyle
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Worship is transcendent wonder. Thomas Carlyle

I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. Thomas Carlyle

Be not a slave of words. Thomas Carlyle

He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of years. Thomas Carlyle

No violent extreme endures. Thomas Carlyle

History, a distillation of rumour. Thomas Carlyle

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. Thomas Carlyle

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

Of all the things which man can do or make here below, by far the most momentous, wonderful, and worthy are the things we call books. Thomas Carlyle

Violence does even justice unjustly. Thomas Carlyle

Speech is great, but silence is greater. Thomas Carlyle

The lightning spark of thought generated in the solitary mind awakens its likeness in another mind. Thomas Carlyle

In a different time, in a different place, it is always some other side of our common human nature that has been developing itself. The actual truth is the sum of all these. Thomas Carlyle

No age seemed the age of romance to itself. Thomas Carlyle

To know, to get into the truth of anything, is ever a mystic art, of which the best logic's can but babble on the surface. Thomas Carlyle

There are but two ways of paying debt: Increase of industry in raising income, increase of thrift in laying out. Thomas Carlyle

Let him who wants to move and convince others, be first moved and convinced himself. Thomas Carlyle

Contented saturnine human figures, a dozen or so of them, sitting around a large long table...Perfect equality is to be the rule; no rising or notice taken when anybody enters or leaves. Let the entering man take his place and pipe, without obligatory remarks; if he cannot smoke...let him at least affect to do so, and not ruffle the established stream of things. Thomas Carlyle

The sincere alone can recognize sincerity. Thomas Carlyle

Leaders: Captains of industry. Thomas Carlyle

Properly speaking, all true work is religion. Thomas Carlyle

War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle; therefore they take boys from one village and another village, stick them into uniforms, equip them with guns, and let them loose like wild beasts against one other. Thomas Carlyle

Out of the lowest depths there is a path to the loftiest heights. Thomas Carlyle

The coldest word was once a glowing new metaphor. Thomas Carlyle

The meaning of song goes deep. Who in logical words can explain the effect music has on us? A kind of inarticulate, unfathomable speech, which leads us to the edge of the infinite, and lets us for a moment gaze into that! Thomas Carlyle

Every man has a coward and hero in his soul. Thomas Carlyle

Be not the slave of Words. Thomas Carlyle

Not on morality, but on cookery, let us build our stronghold: there brandishing our frying-pan, as censer, let us offer sweet incense to the Devil, and live at ease on the fat things he has provided for his elect! Thomas Carlyle

The word of Mohammad is a voice direct from nature's own heart - all else is wind in comparison. Thomas Carlyle

A fundamental mistake to call vehemence and rigidity strength! A man is not strong who takes convulsion-fits; though six men cannot hold him then. He that can walk under the heaviest weight without staggering, he is the strong man... A man who cannot hold his peace, till the time come for speaking and acting, is no right man. Thomas Carlyle

The illuminable, silent, never-resting thing called Time, rolling, rushing on, swift, silent, like an all-embracing ocean-tide, on which we and all the universe swim like exhalations, like apparitions which are, and then are not: this is forever very literally a miracle; a thing to strike us dumb, for we have no word to speak about it. Thomas Carlyle

[This saying of Alphonso about Ptolemy's astronomy, that] it seemed a crank machine; that it was pity the Creator had not taken advice. Thomas Carlyle

To-day is not yesterday: we ourselves change; how can our Works and Thoughts, if they are always to be the fittest, continue always the same? Change, indeed, is painful; yet ever needful; and if Memory have its force and worth, so also has Hope. Thomas Carlyle

Hero-worship exists, has existed, and will forever exist, universally among Mankind. Thomas Carlyle

The chambers of the East are opened in every land, and the sun come forth to sow the earth with orient pearl. Night, the ancient mother, follows him with her diadem of stars. Bright creatures! how they gleam like spirits through the shadows of innumerable eyes from their thrones in the boundless depths of heaven. Thomas Carlyle

To redeem a world sunk in dishonesty has not been given them. Solely over one man therein thou hast quite absolute control. Him redeem, him make honest. Thomas Carlyle

A certain man has called us, of all peoples the wisest in action, but he added, the stupidest in speech. Thomas Carlyle

Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever does or can die; but all is still here, and, recognized or not, lives and works through endless changes. Thomas Carlyle

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

Over the time thou hast no power; to redeem a world sunk in dishonesty has not been given thee; solely over one man therein thou hast a quite absolute, uncontrollable power; him redeem, him make honest. Thomas Carlyle

All history is a Bible - a thing stated in words by me more than once. Thomas Carlyle

Of our thinking it is but the upper surface that we shape into articulate thought; underneath the region of argument and conscious discourse lies the region of meditation. Thomas Carlyle

What are your Axioms, and Categories, and Systems, and Aphorisms? Words, words.... Be not the slave of Words... Thomas Carlyle

History is a great dust heap. Thomas Carlyle

For man is not the creature and product of Mechanism; but, in a far truer sense, its creator and producer. Thomas Carlyle

A man perfects himself by working. Foul jungles are cleared away, fair seed-fields rise instead, and stately cities; and with the man himself first ceases to be a jungle, and foul unwholesome desert thereby. The man is now a man. Thomas Carlyle

God Almighty never created a man half as wise as he looks. Thomas Carlyle

Speech is too often not the art of concealing thought, but of quite stifling and suspending thought, so that there is none to conceal. Thomas Carlyle

There is something in man which your science cannot satisfy. Thomas Carlyle

We have our little theory on all human and divine things. Poetry, the workings of genius itself, which, in all times, with one or another meaning, has been called Inspiration, and held to be mysterious and inscrutable, is no longer without its scientific exposition. The building of the lofty rhyme is like any other masonry or bricklaying: we have theories of its rise, height, decline and fall - which latter, it would seem, is now near, among all people. Thomas Carlyle

Laughter is the cipher key wherewith we decipher the whole man Thomas Carlyle

The soul gives unity to what it looks at with love. Thomas Carlyle

All evil is like a nightmare; the instant you stir under it, the evil is gone. Thomas Carlyle

Look around you. Your world-hosts are all in mutiny, in confusion, destitution; on the eve of fiery wreck and madness! They will not march farther for you, on the sixpence a day and supply-demand principle; they will not; nor ought they, nor can they. Ye shall reduce them to order, begin reducing them. to order, to just subordination; noble loyalty in return for noble guidance. Their souls are driven nigh mad; let yours be sane and ever saner. Thomas Carlyle

Cash-payment is not the sole nexus of man with man. Thomas Carlyle

O thou that pinest in the imprisonment of the Actual, and criest bitterly to the gods for a kingdom wherein to rule and create, know this for a truth: the thing thou seekest is already here, "here or nowhere," couldst thou only see. Thomas Carlyle

If you are looking at data over and over you better be taking away valuable insight every time. If you are constantly looking at data that isn't leading to strategic action stop wasting your time and look for more Actionable Analytics. Thomas Carlyle

Why tell me that a man is a fine speaker, if it is not the truth that he is speaking? Thomas Carlyle

On the whole, I would bid you stand up to your work, whatever it may be, and not be afraid of it; not in sorrows or contradictions to yield, but to push on towards the goal. Thomas Carlyle

Respectable Professors of the Dismal Science. Thomas Carlyle

Oh, Heaven, it is mysterious, it is awful to consider that we not only carry a future Ghost within us; but are, in very deed, Ghosts! Thomas Carlyle

A man's religion consists, not of the many things he is in doubt of and tries to believe, but of the few he is assured of and has no need of effort for believing. Thomas Carlyle

Why multiply instances? It is written, the Heavens and the Earth shall fade away like a Vesture; which indeed they are: the Time-vesture of the Eternal. Whatsoever sensibly exists, whatsoever represents Spirit to Spirit, is properly a Clothing, a suit of Raiment, put on for a season, and to be laid off. Thus in this one pregnant subject of CLOTHES, rightly understood, is included all that men have thought, dreamed, done, and been: the whole External Universe and what it holds is but Clothing; and the essence of all Science lies in the PHILOSOPHY OF CLOTHES. Thomas Carlyle

It is great, and there is no other greatness-to make one nook of God's Creation more fruitful, better, more worthy of God; to make some human heart a little wiser, manlier, happier-more blessed. Thomas Carlyle

The graceful minuet-dance of fancy must give place to the toilsome, thorny pilgrimage of understanding. On the transition from the age of romance to that of science. Thomas Carlyle

The end of man is action. Thomas Carlyle

It is not to taste sweet things; but to do noble and true things, and vindicate himself under God's heaven as a God-made man, that the poorest son of Adam dimly longs. Show him the way of doing that, the dullest day-drudge kindles into a hero. They wrong man greatly who say he is to be seduced by ease. Difficulty, abnegation, martyrdom, death, are the allurements that act on the heart of man. Kindle the inner genial life of him, you have a flame that burns up all lower considerations. Thomas Carlyle

Happy season of virtuous youth, when shame is still an impassable barrier, and the sacred air-cities of hope have not shrunk into the mean clay hamlets of reality; and man, by his nature, is yet infinite and free. Thomas Carlyle

Democracy will itself accomplish the salutary universal change from delusive to real, and make a new blessed world of us by and by. Thomas Carlyle

The all importance of clothes has sprung up in the intellect of the dandy without effort, like an instinct of genius; he is inspired with clothes, a poet of clothes. Thomas Carlyle

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