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Thomas Carlyle
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Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment. Thomas Carlyle
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Every noble work is at first impossible. Thomas Carlyle
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Endurance is patience concentrated. Thomas Carlyle
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If there be no enemy there's no fight. If no fight, no victory and if no victory there is no crown. Thomas Carlyle
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Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do that with all thy might and leave the issues calmly to God. Thomas Carlyle
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The true Sovereign of the world, who moulds the world like soft wax, according to his pleasure, is he who lovingly sees into the world. Thomas Carlyle
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The public is anold woman.Let her maunderand mumble. Thomas Carlyle
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Not only was Thebes built by the music of an Orpheus; but without the music of some inspired Orpheus was no city ever built, no work that man glories in ever done. Thomas Carlyle
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The English are a dumb people. They can do great acts, but not describe them. Thomas Carlyle
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A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder. Thomas Carlyle
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The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion. Thomas Carlyle
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Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness. Thomas Carlyle
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Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone. Thomas Carlyle
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A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun. Thomas Carlyle
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Show me the person you honor, for I know better by that the kind of person you are. For you show me what your idea of humanity is. Thomas Carlyle
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Narrative is linear, but action has breadth and depth as well as height and is solid. Thomas Carlyle
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There is a great discovery still to be made in literature, that of paying literary men by the quantity they do not write. Thomas Carlyle
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One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO. Thomas Carlyle
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In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government. Thomas Carlyle
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What you see, but can't see over is as good as infinite. Thomas Carlyle
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I have seen gleams in the face and eyes of the man that have let you look into a higher country. Thomas Carlyle
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Naps are a way of traveling painlessly through time into the future. Thomas Carlyle
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Doubt of any kind cannot be resolved except by action. Thomas Carlyle
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You can make even a parrot into a learned political economist - all he must learn are the two words "supply" and "demand." Thomas Carlyle
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Professors of the Dismal Science, I perceive the length of your tether is now pretty well run; and I must request you to talk a little lower in the future. Thomas Carlyle
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The barrenest of all mortals is the sentimentalist. Thomas Carlyle
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Trust not the heart of that man for whom old clothes are not venerable. Thomas Carlyle
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The insignificant, the empty, is usually the loud; and after the manner of a drum, is louder even because of its emptiness. Thomas Carlyle
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Happy season of childhood! Kind Nature, that art to all a bountiful mother; that visitest the poor man's hut With auroral radiance; and for thy nursling hast provided a soft swathing of love and infinite hope wherein he waxes and slumbers, danced round by sweetest dreams! Thomas Carlyle
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To say that we have a clear conscience is to utter a solecism; had we never sinned we should have had no conscience. Were defeat unknown, neither would victory be celebrated by songs of triumph. Thomas Carlyle
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The greatest of all heroes is One-whom we do not name here! Let sacred silence meditate that sacred matter; you will find it the ultimate perfection of a principle extant throughout man's whole history on earth. Thomas Carlyle
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Is not light grander than fire? Thomas Carlyle
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Nature, after all, is still the grand agent in making poets. Thomas Carlyle
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If there be not a religious element in the relations of men, such relations are miserable and doomed to ruin. Thomas Carlyle
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I want to meet my God awake. Thomas Carlyle
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Evil, once manfully fronted, ceases to be evil; there is generous battle-hope in place of dead, passive misery; the evil itself has become a kind of good. Thomas Carlyle
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There is a majesty and mystery in nature, take her as you will. The essence of poetry comes breathing to a mind that feels from every province of her empire. Thomas Carlyle
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He who cannot withal keep his mind to himself cannot practice any considerable thing whatsoever. Thomas Carlyle
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Silence is the eternal duty of man. Thomas Carlyle
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Well might the ancients make silence a god; for it is the element of all godhood, infinitude, or transcendental greatness,-at once the source and the ocean wherein all such begins and ends. Thomas Carlyle
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The true eye for talent presupposes the true reverence for it. Thomas Carlyle
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A very sea of thought; neither calm nor clear, if you will, yet wherein the toughest pearl-diver may dive to his utmost depth, and return not only with sea-wreck but with true orients. Thomas Carlyle
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The scandalous bronze-lacquer age of hungry animalisms, spiritual impotences, and mendacities, will have to run its course, till the pit follow it. Thomas Carlyle
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He who talks much about virtue in the abstract, begins to be suspected; it is shrewdly guessed that where there is great preaching there will be little almsgiving. Thomas Carlyle
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A collection of books is the best of all universities. Thomas Carlyle
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Democracy is, by the nature of it, a self-canceling business; and it gives in the long run a net result of zero. Thomas Carlyle
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A Parliament speaking through reporters to Buncombe and the twenty-seven millions, mostly fools. Thomas Carlyle
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The great law of culture is: Let each become all that he was created capable of being. Thomas Carlyle
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I came hither solely with the design to simplify my way of life and to secure the independence through which I could be enabled to remain true to myself. Thomas Carlyle
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A poet without love were a physical and metaphysical impossibility. Thomas Carlyle
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It can be said of him, when he departed he took a man's life along with him. No sounder piece of British manhood was put together in that eighteenth century of time. Thomas Carlyle
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The Book had in a high degree excited us to self-activity, which is the best effect of any book. Thomas Carlyle
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As the Swiss inscription says: Sprechen ist silbern, Schweigen ist golden- Speech is silvern, Silence is golden; or, as I might rather express it: speech is of time, silence is of eternity. Thomas Carlyle
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For is not a Symbol ever, to him who has eyes for it, some dimmer or clearer revelation of the God-like? Thomas Carlyle
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Certainly the Art of Writing is the most miraculous of all things man has devised. Thomas Carlyle
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No sooner is your ocean filled, than he grumbles that it might have been of better vintage. Try him with half of a Universe, of an Omnipotence, he sets to quarrelling with the propieter of the other half, and declares himself the most maltreated of men.?Always there is a black spot in our sunshine: it is even, as I said, the Shadow of Ourselves. Thomas Carlyle
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Cash payment has become the sole nexus of man to man. Thomas Carlyle
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The man who cannot laugh is not only fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; but his whole life is already a treason and a stratagem. Thomas Carlyle
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To know, to get into the truth of anything, is ever a mystic act, of which the best logics can but babble on the surface. Thomas Carlyle
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Debt is a bottomless sea. Thomas Carlyle
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Is not every meanest day the confluence of two eternities? Thomas Carlyle
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So here hath been dawning Another blue day; Think, wilt thou let it Slip useless away? Out of eternity This new day is born, Into eternity At night will return. Thomas Carlyle
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History: A distillation of rumor. Thomas Carlyle
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There is endless merit in a man's knowing when to have done. Thomas Carlyle
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The stifled hum of midnight, when traffic has lain down to rest, and the chariot wheels of Vanity, still rolling here and there through distant streets, are bearing her to halls roofed in and lighted to the due pitch for her; and only vice and misery, to prowl or to moan like night birds, are abroad. Thomas Carlyle
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Reform, like charity, must begin at home. Thomas Carlyle
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We have chosen Mahomet not as the most eminent Prophet; but as the one we are freest to speak of. He is by no means the truest of Prophets; but I do esteem him a true one. Thomas Carlyle
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To the wisest man, wide as is his vision. Nature remains of quite infinite depth, of quite infinite expansion and all experience thereof limits itself to some few computed centuries and measured square miles. Thomas Carlyle
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Democracy means despair of finding any heroes to govern you, and contented putting up with the want of them. Thomas Carlyle
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Lord Bacon could as easily have created the planets as he could have written Hamlet. Thomas Carlyle
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