Thomas Carlyle

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

Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come.

– Thomas Carlyle

The world is a republic of mediocrities, and always was.

– Thomas Carlyle

“Every noble work is at first impossible.”

– Thomas Carlyle

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.

– Thomas Carlyle

“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

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
– Thomas Carlyle

Adversity is the diamond dust heaven polishes its jewels with

A judicious man looks on statistics not to get knowledge, but to save himself from having ignorance foisted on him.
– Thomas Carlyle

The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.
– Thomas Carlyle

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

Oh, Heaven, it is mysterious, it is awful to consider that we not only carry a future Ghost within us; but are, in very deed, Ghosts!
– Thomas Carlyle

What you see, yet can not see over, is as good as infinite.
– Thomas Carlyle

Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.
– Thomas Carlyle

Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.
– Thomas Carlyle

Endurance is patience concentrated.
– Thomas Carlyle

“The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.”
– Thomas Carlyle

Not what you possess but what you do with what you have, determines your true worth.
– Thomas Carlyle

Every human being has a right to hear what other wise human beings have spoken to him. It is one of the Rights of Men; a very cruel injustice if you deny it to a man!
– Thomas Carlyle

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
– Thomas Carlyle

Silence is as deep as eternity; speech, shallow as time.
– Thomas Carlyle