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Thomas Carlyle Quotes

(1795-1881), Scottish Philosopher, Author

The king is the man who can.

Category: Ability

What you see, but can't see over is as good as infinite.

Category: Ability

Action hangs, as it were, ''dissolved'' in speech, in thoughts whereof speech is the shadow; and precipitates itself therefrom. The kind of speech in a man betokens the kind of action you will get from him.

Category: Action

Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.

Category: Action

Narrative is linear, but action has breadth and depth as well as height and is solid.

Category: Action

No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offence.

Category: Action

Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.

Category: Action

The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest.

Category: Action

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.

Category: Adversity

Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.

Category: Advice

Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us.

Category: Age And Aging

The outer passes away; the innermost is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Category: Age And Aging

In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.

Category: Anger

A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things.

Category: Argument

Show me the person you honor, for I know better by that the kind of person you are. For you show me what your idea of humanity is.

Category: Association