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Quotations by author » Thomas Carlyle
Scottish Historian and Essayist, leading figure in the Victorian era. 1795-1881
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Endurance is patience concentrated.
Endurance
Enjoying 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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Even in the meanest sorts of labor, the whole soul of a man is composed into a kind of real harmony the instant he sets himself to work.
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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
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Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.
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Every noble work is at first impossible.
Work
Everywhere in life the true question is, not what we have gained, but what we do.
LifeQuestioning
Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of the two everlasting empires, necessity and free will.
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Experience is the best of schoolmasters, only the school fees are heavy
Experience
Fame, we may understand, is no sure test of merit, but only a probability of such; it is an accident, not a property of man.
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Figure him there, with his scrofulous diseases, with his great greedy heart, and unspeakable chaos of thoughts; stalking mournful as a stranger in this Earth; eagerly devouring what spiritual thing he could come at. . .
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Foolish men imagine that because judgement for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgement 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
Foolishness
For all right judgment of any man or thing it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad
Judgement
For man is not the creature and product of Mechanism; but, in a far truer sense, its creator and producer.
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For one man that can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
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For suffering and enduring there is no remedy, but striving and doing.
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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.
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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?
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Four thousand people cross London bridge every day, mostly fools
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France was long a despotism tempered by epigrams
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