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Thomas Carlyle Quotes

(1795-1881), Scottish Philosopher, Author

I have seen gleams in the face and eyes of the man that have let you look into a higher country.

Category: Vision

No man sees far, most see no farther than their noses.

Category: Vision

It is the first of all problems for a man to find out what kind of work he is to do in this universe.

Category: Vocation

A fair day's wages for a fair day's work.

Category: Wages

Great men are the commissioned guides of mankind, who rule their fellows because they are wiser.

Category: Wisdom

The greatest event for the world is the arrival of a new and wise person.

Category: Wisdom

Wonder is the basis of worship.

Category: Wonder

A man perfects himself by working. Foul jungles are cleared away, fair seed-fields rise instead, and stately cities; and with the man himself first ceases to be a jungle, and foul unwholesome desert thereby. The man is now a man.

Category: Work

Our works are the mirror wherein the spirit first sees its natural lineaments, Hence, too, the folly of that impossible precept, Know thyself; till it be translated into this partially possible one, know what thou canst work at.

Category: Work

Work alone is noble.

Category: Work

Every noble work is at first impossible.

Category: Work

Worship is transcendent wonder.

Category: Worship

Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness.

Category: Writers And Writing

Youth is to all the glad season of life; but often only by what it hopes, not by what it attains, or what it escapes.

Category: Youth