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Thomas Carlyle Quotes

(1795-1881), Scottish Philosopher, Author

The condition of the most passionate enthusiast is to be preferred over the individual who, because of the fear of making a mistake, won't in the end affirm or deny anything.

Category: Enthusiasm

All evil is like a nightmare; the instant you stir under it, the evil is gone.

Category: Evil

Let each become all that he was created capable of being.

Category: Excellence

No violent extreme endures.

Category: Extremes And Extremists

Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.

Category: Eyes

What are your historical Facts; still more your biographical? Wilt thou know a man by stringing-together beadrolls of what thou namest Facts?

Category: Facts

Conclusive facts are inseparable from inconclusive except by a head that already understands and knows.

Category: Facts

I grow daily to honor facts more and more, and theory less and less. A fact, it seems to me, is a great thing -- a sentence printed, if not by God, then at least by the Devil.

Category: Facts

To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible if we will open our minds and our eyes.

Category: Faith

Fame, we may understand, is no sure test of merit, but only a probability of such; it is an accident, not a property of man.

Category: Fame

If the cut of the costume indicates intellect and talent, then the color indicates temper and heart.

Category: Fashion

Society is founded upon cloth.

Category: Fashion

The greatest of all faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.

Category: Faults

A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.

Category: Focus

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.

Category: Genius