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"The barrenest of all mortals is the sentimentalist" Thomas Carlyle
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"As a first approximation, I define "belief" not as the object of believing (a dogma, a program, etc.) but as the subject's investment in a proposition, the act of saying it and considering it as true." Thomas Carlyle
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"The great law of culture - and surely this convention before us now is a great law of culture - is: let each person become all that he was created equal of being. That is what this convention will help to achieve." Thomas Carlyle
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"We do everything by custom, even believe by it; our very axioms, let us boast of free-thinking as we may, are oftenest simply such beliefs as we have never heard questioned" Thomas Carlyle
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"For one man that can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity." Thomas Carlyle
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"The first of all gospels is, that no lie lives forever." Thomas Carlyle
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"Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together." Thomas Carlyle
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"When new turns of behavior cease to appear in the life of the individual, its behavior ceases to be intelligent." Thomas Carlyle
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"What I loved in the man was his health, his unity with himself; all people and all things seemed to find their quite peaceable adjustment with him. . ." Thomas Carlyle
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"Habit is the deepest law of human nature" Thomas Carlyle
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"The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity." Thomas Carlyle
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"To the mean eye all things are trivial, as certainly as to the jaundiced they are yellow." Thomas Carlyle
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"Self-contemplation is infallibly the symptom of disease." Thomas Carlyle
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"Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment." Thomas Carlyle
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"Macaulay is well for a while, but one wouldn't live under Niagara." Thomas Carlyle
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"Close thy Byron; open thy Goethe." Thomas Carlyle
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"I don't like to talk much with people who always agree with me. It is amusing to coquette with an echo for a little while, but one soon tires of it." Thomas Carlyle
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"The Universe is but one vast symbol of God" Thomas Carlyle
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"Silence is as deep as eternity; speech, shallow as time." Thomas Carlyle
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"Sarcasm is the language of the devil, for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it" Thomas Carlyle
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"Go as far as you can see; when you get there you'll be able to see farther." Thomas Carlyle
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