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Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)
Scottish author, essayist, & historian [more author details]
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A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.
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All men, if they work not as in the great taskmaster's eye, will work wrong, and work unhappily for themselves and for you.
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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.
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Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.
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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.
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Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.
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Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.
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That there should one Man die ignorant who had capacity for Knowledge, this I call a tragedy.
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The best effect of any book is that it excites the reader to self-activity.
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The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
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The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
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Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.
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What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
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Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as eternity; speech is as shallow as time.
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Thomas Carlyle, Essay on Sir Walter Scott, 1881
Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
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Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, 1843
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.
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Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, 1843

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