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"What are your historical Facts; still more your biographical? Wilt thou know a man by stringing-together beadrolls of what thou namest Facts?" Thomas Carlyle
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"A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope." Thomas Carlyle
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"He that can work is born to be king of something." Thomas Carlyle
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"Laughter is the cipher key wherewith we decipher the whole man" Thomas Carlyle
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"One is hardly sensible of fatigue while he marches to music." Thomas Carlyle
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"We were wise indeed, could we discern truly the signs of our own time; and by knowledge of its wants and advantages, wisely adjust our own position in it. Let us, instead of gazing idly into the obscure distance, look calmly around us, for a little, on the perplexed scene where we stand. Perhaps, on a more serious inspection, something of its perplexity will disappear, some of its distinctive characters and deeper tendencies more clearly reveal themselves; whereby our own relations to it, our own true aims and endeavors in it, may also become clearer." Thomas Carlyle
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"The past is all holy to us; the dead are all holy; even they that were wicked when alive." Thomas Carlyle
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"Only the person of worth can recognize the worth in others." Thomas Carlyle
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"No age seemed the age of romance to itself." Thomas Carlyle
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"The barrenest of all mortals is the sentimentalist." Thomas Carlyle
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"Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether." Thomas Carlyle
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"Men's hearts ought not to be set against one another, but set with one another, and all against evil only." Thomas Carlyle
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"Happy the people whose annals are vacant." Thomas Carlyle
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"Real good breeding, as the people have it here, is one of the finest things now going in the world. The careful avoidance of all discussion, the swift hopping from topic to topic, does not agree with me; but the graceful style they do it with is beyond that of minuets!" Thomas Carlyle
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"The greatest event for the world is the arrival of a new and wise person." Thomas Carlyle
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"The wise man is but a clever infant, spelling letters from a hieroglyphical prophetic book, the lexicon of which lies in eternity." Thomas Carlyle
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"Thought once awakened does not again slumber; unfolds itself into a System of Thought; grows, in man after man, generation after generation, - till its full stature is reached, and such System of Thought can grow no farther, but must give place to another." Thomas Carlyle
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"The true university of these days is a collection of books." Thomas Carlyle
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"Woe to him that claims obedience when it is not due; woe to him that refuses it when it is." Thomas Carlyle
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"A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy." Thomas Carlyle
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"A man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly unless he do it in a devout manner." Thomas Carlyle
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