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Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle

A Scottish-born historian and essayist, Thomas Carlyle was one of the leading figures in the Victorian age, turning out a wide range of works, including his most famous tome, "On Heroes and Hero Worship", published in 1841. Carlyle taught at Annan Academy and Kircaldy Grammar School for a time, becoming a full-time writer in 1824. His essays were the first to expose German philosophy to th…

Date of Birth: December 04, 1795
Date of Death: February 05, 1881


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"The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss." Thomas Carlyle
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Life    Quote of the Day   

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"Life is a little gleam of time between two eternities. " Thomas Carlyle
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Life    Quote of the Day   

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"I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom." Thomas Carlyle
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"As the Swiss inscription says: Sprechen ist silbern, Schweigen ist golden, - "Speech is silver, Silence is golden;" or, as I might rather express it, Speech is of Time, Silence is of Eternity" Thomas Carlyle
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"Love is the only game that is not called on account of darkness." Thomas Carlyle
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Darkness    Scottish Philosopher   

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"Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with." Thomas Carlyle
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Adversity   

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"For all right judgment of any man or thing it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad" Thomas Carlyle
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Judgment   

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"What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is the collection of books." Thomas Carlyle
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Books And Reading    Scottish Philosopher   

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"Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of man you are." Thomas Carlyle
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Honor    Scottish Philosopher   

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"That a parliament, especially a Parliament with Newspaper Reporters firmly established in it, is an entity which by its very nature cannot do work, but can do talk only" Thomas Carlyle
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"All reform except a moral one will prove unavailing." Thomas Carlyle
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Reform   

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"Skepticism means not intellectual doubt alone, but moral doubt." Thomas Carlyle
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"Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation." Thomas Carlyle
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Hard Work    Scottish Philosopher   

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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." Thomas Carlyle
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Eternity   

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"What we might call, by way of eminence, the Dismal Science" Thomas Carlyle
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"The difference between Socrates and Jesus Christ? The great Conscious; the immeasurably great Unconscious" Thomas Carlyle
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"Wonder is the basis of worship" Thomas Carlyle
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"Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world." Thomas Carlyle
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Faith    Scottish Philosopher   

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"No person is important enough to make me angry." 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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"Twenty-seven millions, mostly fools" Thomas Carlyle
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