Thomas Carlyle Quotes

Happy the people whose annals are blank in the history books

~ Thomas Carlyle

Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with.

~ Thomas Carlyle

Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May but at length the season of summer does come.

~ Thomas Carlyle

The best effect of any book is that it excites the reader to self-activity.

~ Thomas Carlyle

Skepticism means, not intellectual doubt alone, but moral doubt.

~ Thomas Carlyle

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

Silence is deep as Eternity speech is shallow as Time.

~ Thomas Carlyle

Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can.

~ Thomas Carlyle

One life - a little gleam of Time between two Eternities.

~ Thomas Carlyle

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.

~ Thomas Carlyle

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