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Thomas Carlyle
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Battles, in these ages, are transacted by mechanism; with the slightest possible development of human individuality or spontaneity: men now even die, and kill one another, in an artificial manner. Thomas Carlyle
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Enjoying things which are pleasant; that is not the evil: it is the reducing of our moral self to slavery by them that is. Thomas Carlyle
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A witty statesman said, you might prove anything by figures. Thomas Carlyle
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Freedom is the one purport, wisely aimed at, or unwisely, of all man's struggles, toilings and sufferings, in this earth. Thomas Carlyle
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The person who cannot wonder is but a pair of spectacles behind which there is no eye. Thomas Carlyle
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For the superior morality, of which we hear so much, we too would desire to be thankful: at the same time, it were but blindness to deny that this superior morality is properly rather an inferior criminality, produced not by greater love of Virtue, but by greater perfection of Police; and of that far subtler and stronger Police, called Public Opinion. Thomas Carlyle
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Have not I myself known five hundred living soldiers sabred into crows' meat for a piece of glazed cotton, which they call their flag; which had you sold it at any market-cross, would not have brought above three groschen? Thomas Carlyle
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The hell of these days is the fear of not getting along, especially of not making money. Thomas Carlyle
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That a Parliament, especially a Parliament with Newspaper Reporters firmly established in it, is an entity which by its very nature cannot do work, but can do talk only. Thomas Carlyle
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To me the Universe was all void of Life, of Purpose, of Volition, even of Hostility; it was one huge, dead, immeasurable Steam-engine, rolling on, in its dead indifference, to grind me limb from limb. Oh vast gloomy, solitary Golgotha, and Mill of Death! Why was the living banished thither companionless, conscious? Why, if there is no Devil; nay, unless the Devil is your God? Thomas Carlyle
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He who has no vision of eternity has no hold on time. Thomas Carlyle
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Instead of saying that man is the creature of circumstance, it would be nearer the mark to say that man is the architect of circumstance. It is character which builds an existence out of circumstance. From the same materials one man builds palaces, another hovels; one warehouses, another villas; bricks and mortar are mortar and bricks until the architect can make them something else. Thomas Carlyle
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We have not the love of greatness, but the love of the love of greatness. Thomas Carlyle
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He is wise who can instruct us and assist us in the business of virtuous living. Thomas Carlyle
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Enjoy things which are pleasant; that is not the evil: it is the reducing of our moral self to slavery by them that is. Thomas Carlyle
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A thinking man is the worst enemy the Prince of Darkness can have; every time such a one announces himself, I doubt not there runs a shudder through the nether empire; and new emissaries are trained with new tactics, to, if possible, entrap him, and hoodwink and handcuff him. Thomas Carlyle
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Force, force, everywhere force; we ourselves a mysterious force in the center of that. There is not a leaf rotting on the highway but has force in it; how else could it rot? Thomas Carlyle
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It is in general more profitable to reckon up our defects than to boast of our attainments. Thomas Carlyle
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Great is self-denial! Life goes all to ravels and tatters where that enters not. Thomas Carlyle
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If you don't 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. Thomas Carlyle
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Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of two everlasting hostile empires, Necessity and Freewill. Thomas Carlyle
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A terrible, beetle-browed, mastiff-mouthed, yellow-skinned, broad-bottomed, grim-taciturn individual; with a pair of dull-cruel-looking black eyes, and as much Parliamentary intellect and silent-rage in him... as I have ever seen in any man. Thomas Carlyle
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If those gentlemen would let me alone I should be much obliged to them. I would say, as Shakespeare would say... 'Sweet Friend, for Jesus sake forbear. Thomas Carlyle
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I lead a most dyspeptic, solitary, self-shrouded life: consuming, if possible in silence, my considerable daily allotment of pain. Thomas Carlyle
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Instead of saying that man is the creature of circumstance, it would be nearer the mark to say that man is the architect of circumstance. It is character which builds an existence out of circumstance. Thomas Carlyle
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It were better to perish than to continue schoolmastering. Thomas Carlyle
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Society is founded upon cloth. Thomas Carlyle
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Skepticism, as I said, is not intellectual only; it is moral also; a chronic atrophy and disease of the whole soul. A man lives by believing something; not by debating and arguing about many things. A sad case for him when all that he can manage to believe is something he can button in his pocket, and with one or the other organ eat and digest! Thomas Carlyle
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The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder - waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life, and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you. Thomas Carlyle
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What I loved in the man was his health, his unity with himself; all people and all things seemed to find their quite peaceable adjustment with him... Thomas Carlyle
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Writing is a dreadful Labour, yet not so dreadful as Idleness. Thomas Carlyle
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I grow daily to honor 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
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Life is a little gleam of time between two eternity s. Thomas Carlyle
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This London City, with all of its houses, palaces, steam-engines, cathedrals, and huge immeasurable traffic an tumult, what is it but a Thought, but millions of Thoughts made into One-a huge immeasurable Spirit of a Thought, embodied in brick, in iron, smoke, dust, Palaces, Parliaments, Hackney Coaches, Katherine Docks, and the rest of it! Not a brick was made but some man had to think of the making of that brick. Thomas Carlyle
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Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come. Thomas Carlyle
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Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all. Thomas Carlyle
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The fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself. Thomas Carlyle
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It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale. Thomas Carlyle
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Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand. Thomas Carlyle
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Men seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebel against anything that does not deserve rebelling against. Thomas Carlyle
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The eye sees what it brings the power to see. Thomas Carlyle
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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. Thomas Carlyle
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Woe to him that claims obedience when it is not due; woe to him that refuses it when it is. Thomas Carlyle
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The world is a republic of mediocrities, and always was. Thomas Carlyle
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Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding. Thomas Carlyle
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It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible; and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five. Thomas Carlyle
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Innumerable are the illusions and legerdemain tricks of custom: but of all of these, perhaps the cleverest is her knack of persuading us that the miraculous, by simple repetition, ceases to be miraculous. Thomas Carlyle
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Considering the multitude of mortals that handle the pen in these days, and can mostly spell, and write without glaring violations of grammar, the question naturally arises: How is it, then, that no work proceeds from them, bearing any stamp of authenticity and permanence; of worth for more than one day? Thomas Carlyle, Biography (1832) If a book come from the heart, it will contrive to reach other hearts; all art and authorcraft are of small amount to that. Thomas Carlyle
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History is the distillation of rumour. Thomas Carlyle
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It is a mathematical fact that the casting of this pebble from my hand alters the centre of gravity of the universe. Thomas Carlyle
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The true past departs not, no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die; but all is still here, and, recognized or not, lives and works through endless change. Thomas Carlyle
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Painful for a person is rebellious independence, only in loving companionship with his associates does a person feel safe: Only in reverently bowing down before the higher does a person feel exalted. Thomas Carlyle
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The first sin in our universe was Lucifer's self conceit. Thomas Carlyle
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As there is no danger of our becoming, any of us, Mahometans (i.e. Muslim), I mean to say all the good of him I justly can... Thomas Carlyle
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When Pococke inquired of Grotius, where the proof was of that story of the pigeon, trained to pick peas from Mahomet's (Muhammad's) ear, and pass for an angel dictating to him? Grotius answered that there was no proof!... Thomas Carlyle
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Eternity looks grander and kinder if time grow meaner and more hostile. Thomas Carlyle
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The Present is the living sum-total of the whole Past. Thomas Carlyle
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Dishonesty is the raw material not of quacks only, but also in great part dupes. Thomas Carlyle
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History, as it lies at the root of all science, is also the first distinct product of man's spiritual nature, his earliest expression of what may be called thought. Thomas Carlyle
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The whole past is the procession of the present. Thomas Carlyle
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The archenemy is the arch stupid! Thomas Carlyle
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Is not light grander than fire? It is the same element in a state of purity. Thomas Carlyle
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To believe practically that the poor and luckless are here only as a nusiance to be abraded and abated, and in some permissable manner made away with, and swept out of sight, is not an amiable faith. Thomas Carlyle
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Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with; as if, observes our author himself, any originality but our own could be expected to content us! In fact all strange thing are apt, without fault of theirs, to estrange us at first view, and unhappily scarcely anything is perfectly plain, but what is also perfectly common. Thomas Carlyle
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Friendship, in the old heroic sense of that term, no longer exists. It is in reality no longer expected or recognized as a virtue among men. Thomas Carlyle
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In private life I never knew anyone interfere with other people's disputes but he heartily repented of it. Thomas Carlyle
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My books are friends that never fail me. Thomas Carlyle
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Success in life, in anything, depends upon the number of persons that one can make himself agreeable to. Thomas Carlyle
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Also, what mountains of dead ashes, wreck and burnt bones, does assiduous pedantry dig up from the past time and name it History. Thomas Carlyle
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This little life has its duties that are great-that are alone great, and that go up to heaven and down to hell. Thomas Carlyle
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