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  Quotes of Thomas Carlyle [25]


  1. True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laugther, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper.
  2. Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one rascal less in the world.
  3. In private life I never knew anyone interfere with other people's disputes but he heartily repented of it.
  4. Happy are the people whose annals are blank in history books.
  5. Oh, give us the man who sings at his work.
  6. It is not a lucky word, this name "impossible"; no good comes of those who have it so often in their mouths.
  7. A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.
  8. Enjoy things which are pleasant; that is not the evil: it is the reducing of our moral self to slavery by them that is.
  9. Do the duty which lieth nearest to thee! Thy second duty will already have become clearer.
  10. Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.
  11. Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment 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 death.
  12. Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.
  13. The best effect of any book is that it excites the reader to self-activity.
  14. That there should one Man die ignorant who had capacity for Knowledge, this I call a tragedy.
  15. 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.
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