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Thomas Carlyle

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None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

— Thomas Carlyle

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If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.

— Thomas Carlyle

#atheist #religion #religion

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.

— Thomas Carlyle

#education #reading #education

All that mankind has done, thought, gained, or been; it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.

— Thomas Carlyle

#literacy #reading #mankind

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.

— Thomas Carlyle

#beginning #heart #knowledge #loving

I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.

— Thomas Carlyle

#boredom #die #exhaustion #got #great

My books are friends that never fail me." (Letter to his mother, Margaret A. Carlyle; 17 March 1817)

— Thomas Carlyle

#friends #friendship #reliance #trust #friendship

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see further.

— Thomas Carlyle


Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite.

— Thomas Carlyle

#music #inspirational

The lies (Western slander) which well-meaning zeal has heaped round this man (Muhammad) are disgraceful to ourselves only.

— Thomas Carlyle

#hoax #islam #lies #muhammad #religion

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Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795 – 5 February 1881) was a Scottish philosopher satirical writer essayist historian and teacher during the Victorian era. He brought a trenchant style to his social and political criticism and a complex literary style to works such as The French Revolution: A History (1837).

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