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Thomas Carlyle
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Everywhere in life the true question is, not what we have gained, but what we do. Thomas Carlyle
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Fancy that thou deservest to be hanged... thou wilt feel it happiness to be only shot: fancy that thou deservest to be hanged in a hair halter, it will be a luxury to die in hemp. Thomas Carlyle
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Macaulay is well for a while, but one wouldn't live under Niagara. Thomas Carlyle
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No sadder proof can be given of a person's own tiny stature, than their disbelief in great people. Thomas Carlyle
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Ridicule is the language of the devil. Thomas Carlyle
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We call it a Society; and go about professing openly the totalest separation, isolation. Our life is not a mutual helpfulness; but rather, cloaked under due laws-of-war, named 'fair competition' and so forth, it is a mutual hostility. Thomas Carlyle
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What an enormous magnifier is tradition! How a thing grows in the human memory and in the human imagination, when love, worship, and all that lies in the human heart, is there to encourage it. Thomas Carlyle
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What is aristocracy? A corporation of the best, of the bravest. Thomas Carlyle
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What are your historical Facts; still more your biographical? Wilt thou know a Man... by stringing-together beadrolls of what thou namest Facts? Thomas Carlyle
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No ghost was every seen by two pair of eyes. Thomas Carlyle
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No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men. Thomas Carlyle
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The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity. Thomas Carlyle
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Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains. Thomas Carlyle
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The outer passes away; the innermost is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Thomas Carlyle
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Necessity dispenseth with decorum. Thomas Carlyle
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Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong. Thomas Carlyle
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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. Thomas Carlyle
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No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad. Thomas Carlyle
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It is the heart always that sees, before the head can see. Thomas Carlyle
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The true university of these days is a collection of books. Thomas Carlyle
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Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness. Thomas Carlyle
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In books lies the soul of the whole past time. Thomas Carlyle
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No sooner does a great man depart, and leave his character as public property, than a crowd of little men rushes towards it. There they are gathered together, blinking up to it with such vision as they have, scanning it from afar, hovering round it this way and that, each cunningly endeavoring, by all arts, to catch some reflex of it in the little mirror of himself. Thomas Carlyle
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No man at bottom means injustice; it is always for some obscure distorted image of a right that he contends: an obscure image diffracted, exaggerated, in the wonderfulest way, by natural dimness and selfishness; getting tenfold more diffracted by exasperation of contest, till at length it become all but irrecognisable. Thomas Carlyle
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Light; or, failing that, lightning: the world can take its choice. Thomas Carlyle
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No nobler feeling than this, of admiration for one higher than himself, dwells in the breast of man. It is to this hour, and at all hours, the vivifying influence in man's life. Thomas Carlyle
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By nature man hates change; seldom will he quit his old home till it has actually fallen around his ears. Thomas Carlyle
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It is not a lucky word, this name impossible; no good comes of those who have it so often in their mouths. Thomas Carlyle
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One of the Godlike things of this world is the veneration done to human worth by the hearts of men. Thomas Carlyle
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When we can drain the Ocean into mill-ponds, and bottle up the Force of Gravity, to be sold by retail, in gas jars; then may we hope to comprehend the infinitudes of man's soul under formulas of Profit and Loss; and rule over this too, as over a patent engine, by checks, and valves, and balances. Thomas Carlyle
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The condition of the most passionate enthusiast is to be preferred over the individual who, because of the fear of making a mistake, won't in the end affirm or deny anything Thomas Carlyle
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A sad spectacle. If they be inhabited, what a scope for misery and folly. If they be not inhabited, what a waste of space. Thomas Carlyle
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Might and right do differ frightfully from hour to hour, but then centuries to try it in, they are found to be identical. Thomas Carlyle
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Reality, if rightly interpreted, is grander than fiction. Thomas Carlyle
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He that can work is born to be king of something. Thomas Carlyle
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The actual well seen is ideal. Thomas Carlyle
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It is meritorious to insist on forms; religion and all else naturally clothes itself in forms. Everywhere the formed world is the only habitable one. Thomas Carlyle
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What, in the devil's name, is the use of respectability, with never so many gigs and silver spoons, if thou inwardly art the pitifulness of all men? Thomas Carlyle
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Experience of actual fact either teaches fools or abolishes them. Thomas Carlyle
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Ill-health, of body or of mind, is defeat. Health alone is victory. Let all men, if they can manage it, contrive to be healthy! Thomas Carlyle
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Close thy Byron ; open thy Goethe . Thomas Carlyle
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Misery which, through long ages, had no spokesman, no helper, will now be its own helper and speak for itself. Thomas Carlyle
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We are not altogether here to tolerate. We are here to resist, to control and vanquish withal. Thomas Carlyle
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Give us, O give us the man who sings at his work! Be his occupation what it may, he is equal to any of those who follow the same pursuit in silent sullenness. He will do more in the same time . . . he will do it better . . . he will persevere longer. One is scarcely sensible to fatigue while he marches to music. The very stars are said to make harmony as they revolve in their spheres. Thomas Carlyle
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Dinners are defined as 'the ultimate act of communion;' men that can have communion in nothing else, can sympathetically eat together, can still rise into some glow of brotherhood over food and wine. Thomas Carlyle
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Pain was not given thee merely to be miserable under; learn from it, turn it to account. Thomas Carlyle
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The purpose of man is in action not thought. Thomas Carlyle
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Once turn to practice, error and truth will no longer consort together. 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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Our very walking is an incessant falling; a falling and a catching of ourselves before we come actually to the pavement. It is emblematic of all things a man does. Thomas Carlyle
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The past is always attractive because it is drained of fear. Thomas Carlyle
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He that will not work according to his faculty, let him perish according to his necessity: there is no law juster than that. Thomas Carlyle
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Parliament will train you to talk; and above all things to hear, with patience, unlimited quantities of foolish talk. Thomas Carlyle
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That monstrous tuberosity of civilised life, the capital of England. Thomas Carlyle
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Fancy that thou deservest to be hangedthou wilt feel it happiness to be only shot: fancy that thou deservest to be hanged ina hair halter, it will be a luxury to die in hemp. Thomas Carlyle
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persons, with big wigs many of them and austere aspect, whom I take to be Professors of the Dismal Science... Coining "Dismal Science" as a nickname for Political Economy Thomas Carlyle
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All work of man is as the swimmer's: a vast ocean threatens to devour him; if he front it not bravely, it will keep its word. Thomas Carlyle
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Affectation is the product of falsehood. Thomas Carlyle
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Is not cant the materia prima of the devil, from which all falsehoods, imbecilities, abominations, body themselves, from which no true thing can come? For cant is itself the properly a double-distilled lie, the second power of a lie. Thomas Carlyle
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What the light of your mind, which is the direct inspiration of the Almighty, pronounces incredible, that, in God's name, leave uncredited. At your peril do not try believing that! Thomas Carlyle
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Earnestness alone makes life eternity. Thomas Carlyle
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Alas! we know that ideals can never be completely embodied in practice. Ideals must ever lie a great way off-and we will thankfully content ourselves with any not intolerable approximation thereto! Let no man, as Schiller says, too querulously "measure by a scale of perfection the meager product of reality" in this poor world of ours. Thomas Carlyle
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The civil authority, or that part of it which remained faithful to their trust and true to the ends of the covenant, did, in answer to their consciences, turn out a tyrant, in a way which the Christians in aftertimes will mention with honor, and all tyrants in the world look at with fear. Thomas Carlyle
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Shakespeare says, we are creatures that look before and after; the more surprising that we do not look around a little, and see what is passing under our very eyes. Thomas Carlyle
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Cease to brag to me of America, and its model institutions and constitutions. America, too, will have to strain its energies, crack its sinews, and all but break its heart, as the rest of us have had to do, in thousand-fold wrestle with the Pythons, and mud-demons, before it can become a babitation for the gods. Thomas Carlyle
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Evil and good are everywhere, like shadow and substance; inseparable (for men) yet not hostile, only opposed. Thomas Carlyle
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How indestructibly the good grows, and propagates itself, even among the weedy entanglements of evil. Thomas Carlyle
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The healthy know not of their health, but only the sick: this is the physician's aphorism, and applicable in a far wider sense than he gives it. Thomas Carlyle
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Thou fool! Nature alone is antique, and the oldest art a mushroom; that idle crag thou sittest on is six thousand years of age. Thomas Carlyle
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A man protesting against error is on the way towards uniting himself with all men that believe in truth. Thomas Carlyle
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