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None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
tags: alone
— Thomas Carlyle
Go as far as you can see; when you get there you'll be able to see farther.
— Thomas Carlyle
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
tags: conscious
— Thomas Carlyle
For, if a good speaker, never so eloquent, does not see into the fact, and is not speaking the truth of that - is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
tags: truth facts
— Thomas Carlyle
History, a distillation of rumour.
— Thomas Carlyle
Happy the people whose annals are vacant.
tags: people
— Thomas Carlyle
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
tags: heart loving
— Thomas Carlyle
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
tags: strong
— 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.
tags: men book
— Thomas Carlyle
Universal history, the history of what man has accomplished in this world, is at bottom the History of the Great Men who have worked here.
tags: men world
— Thomas Carlyle
Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
tags: time silence eternity speech
— Thomas Carlyle
Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.
tags: time men power sad endurance strength
— Thomas Carlyle
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
tags: believe wisdom ignorance
— Thomas Carlyle
Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will.
tags: world music dance
— Thomas Carlyle
Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
tags: desires men power achievement achieve
— Thomas Carlyle
In books lies the soul fo the whole past time.
tags: time past lies soul book
— Thomas Carlyle
A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.
tags: people
— Thomas Carlyle
He who has no vision of eternity has no hold on time.
tags: time eternity vision
— Thomas Carlyle
I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
tags: ambition die
— Thomas Carlyle
He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
tags: health hope
— Thomas Carlyle
Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.
tags: true questions
— Thomas Carlyle
Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species.
tags: laughter human
— Thomas Carlyle
A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy.
tags: heart joy kindness true
— Thomas Carlyle
Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.
tags: misery
— Thomas Carlyle
Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death.
tags: death evil time men imagine
— Thomas Carlyle
Endurance is patience concentrated.
tags: patience endurance
— Thomas Carlyle
Experience is the best of school masters, only the school fees are heavy.
tags: experience master school
— Thomas Carlyle
Of all your troubles, great and small, the greatest are the ones that don't happen at all.
— Thomas Carlyle
Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.
tags: lies
— Thomas Carlyle
A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.
tags: men goal
— Thomas Carlyle
Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.
tags: opinion
— Thomas Carlyle
True friends, like ivy and the wall Both stand together, and together fall.
tags: friends true
— Thomas Carlyle
Of all the paths a man could strike into, there is, at any given moment, a best path .. A thing which, here and now, it were of all things wisest for him to do .. To find this path, and walk in it, is the one thing needful for him.
tags: men moment path
— Thomas Carlyle
Teach a parrot the terms 'supply and demand' and you've got an economist.
— Thomas Carlyle
Every noble work is at first impossible.
tags: work impossible noble
— Thomas Carlyle
Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
tags: action
— Thomas Carlyle
If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
tags: nature heart music
— Thomas Carlyle
No pressure, no diamonds.
tags: diamond
— Thomas Carlyle
Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.
— Thomas Carlyle
Stop a moment, cease your work, and look around you.
tags: work moment
— Thomas Carlyle
thomas carlyle
Birth    : December 4, 1795
Death  : February 5, 1881
Occupation  : Philosopher