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 :: 1795-1881, Scottish Philosopher, Author

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The barrenest of all mortals is the sentimentalist.
~ Thomas Carlyle - [Sentiment]

 

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Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
~ Thomas Carlyle - [Silence]

 

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Silence is more eloquent than words.
~ Thomas Carlyle - [Silence]

 

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Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.
~ Thomas Carlyle - [Silence]

 

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Speech is of time, silence is of eternity.
~ Thomas Carlyle - [Silence]

 

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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]

 

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When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.
~ Thomas Carlyle - [Silence]

 

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The first sin in our universe was Lucifer's self conceit.
~ Thomas Carlyle - [Sin]

 

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The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.
~ Thomas Carlyle - [Sincerity]

 

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Skepticism, as I said, is not intellectual only; it is moral also; a chronic atrophy and disease of the whole soul. A man lives by believing something; not by debating and arguing about many things. A sad case for him when all that he can manage to believe is something he can button in his pocket, and with one or the other organ eat and digest! Lower than that he will not get.
~ Thomas Carlyle - [Skepticism]

 

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We call it a Society; and go about professing openly the totalest separation, isolation. Our life is not a mutual helpfulness; but rather, cloaked under due laws-of-war, named ''fair competition'' and so forth, it is a mutual hostility.
~ Thomas Carlyle - [Society]

 

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History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion.
~ Thomas Carlyle - [Solitude]

 

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The soul gives unity to what it looks at with love.
~ Thomas Carlyle - [Soul]

 

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If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
~ Thomas Carlyle - [Speakers and Speaking]

 

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Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.
~ Thomas Carlyle - [Speech]

 

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No ghost was every seen by two pair of eyes.
~ Thomas Carlyle - [Spirit and Spirituality]

 

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The spiritual is the parent of the practical.
~ Thomas Carlyle - [Spirit and Spirituality]

 

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It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible; and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five.
~ Thomas Carlyle - [Students]

 

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If what you have done is unjust, you have not succeeded.
~ Thomas Carlyle - [Success]

 

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For suffering and enduring there is no remedy, but striving and doing.
~ Thomas Carlyle - [Suffering]

 

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