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#1. To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#2. No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#3. No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#4. Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#5. A battle is a terrible conjugation of the verb to kill: I kill, thou killest, he kills, we kill, they kill, all kill. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#6. I too acknowledge the all-out omnipotence of early culture and nature; hereby we have either a doddered dwarf-bush, or a high-towering, wide-shadowing tree! either a sick yellow cabbage, or an edible luxuriant green one. Of a truth, it is the duty of all men, especially of all philosophers, to note down with accuracy the characteristic circumstances of their education,
what furthered, what hindered, what in any way modified it. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#7. One of the Godlike things of this world is the veneration done to human worth by the hearts of men. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#8. In the true Literary Man there is thus ever, acknowledged or not by the world, a sacredness: he is the light of the world; the world's Priest;
guiding it, like a sacred Pillar of Fire, in its dark pilgrimage through the waste of Time. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#9. 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. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#10. Why did not somebody teach me the constellations, and make me at home in the starry heavens, which are always overhead, and which I don't half know to this day? - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#11. Out of Eternity the new day is born; Into Eternity at night will return. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#12. 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. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#13. 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. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#14. The depth of our despair measures what capability and height of claim we have to hope. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#15. Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#16. One life - a little gleam of Time between two Eternities. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#17. Such is the world. Understand it, despise it, love it; cheerfully hold on thy way through it, with thy eye on highest loadstars! - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#18. Be not a slave of words. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#19. Providence has given to the French the empire of the land, to the English that of the sea, to the Germans that of
the air! - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#20. 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 - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#21. I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#22. Not what I Have," continues he, "but what I Do is my Kingdom. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#23. We do everything by custom, even believe by it; our very axioms, let us boast of free-thinking as we may, are oftenest simply such beliefs as we have never heard questioned. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#24. Trust not the heart of that man for whom old clothes are not venerable. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#25. There must be a new world if there is to be any world at all! ... These days of universal death must be days of universal new birth, if the ruin is not to be total and final! It is Time to make the dullest man consider; and ask himself, Whence he came? Whither he is bound? - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#26. A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#27. No person was every rightly understood until they had been first regarded with a certain feeling, not of tolerance, but of sympathy. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#28. Is man's civilization only a wrappage, through which the savage nature of him can still burst, infernal as ever? - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#29. The ideal is within you, and the obstacle to reaching this ideal is also within you. You already possess all the material from which to create your ideal self. - THOMAS CARLYLE - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#30. It is a vain hope to make people happy by politics. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#31. For every one hundred men who can stand adversity there is only one who can withstand prosperity. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#32. Wondrous indeed is the virtue of a true Book. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#33. Man is, and was always, a block-head and dullard; much readier to feel and digest, than to think and consider. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#34. Cash-payment never was, or could except for a few years be, the union-bond of man to man. Cash never yet paid one man fully his deserts to another; nor could it, nor can it, now or henceforth to the end of the world. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#35. To me the Universe was all void of Life, of Purpose, of Volition, even of Hostility; it was one huge, dead, immeasurable Steam-engine, rolling on, in its dead indifference, to grind me limb from limb. Oh vast gloomy, solitary Golgotha, and Mill of Death! Why was the living banished thither companionless, conscious? Why, if there is no Devil; nay, unless the Devil is your God? - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#36. The latest gospel in this world is, know thy work and do it. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#37. Authors are the vanguard in the march of mind, the intellectual backwoodsmen, reclaiming from the idle wilderness new territories for the thought and activity of their happier brethren. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#38. No magic Rune is stranger than a Book. All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lying
as in magic preservation in the pages of Books. They are the chosen possession of men. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#39. Do not be embarrassed by your mistakes. Nothing can teach us better than our understanding of them. This is one of the best ways of self-education. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#40. Is not light grander than fire? - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#41. Intellect is not speaking and logicising; it is seeing and ascertaining. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#42. They wrong man greatly who say he is to be seduced by ease. Difficulty, abnegation, martyrdom, death are the allurements that act on the heart of man. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#43. Force, force, everywhere force; we ourselves a mysterious force in the centre of that. "There is not a leaf rotting on the highway but has Force in it: how else could it rot?" [As used in his time, by the word force, Carlyle means energy.] - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#44. Labor is life: from the inmost heart of the worker rises his God-given force, the sacred celestial life-essence breathed into him by Almighty God! - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#45. Silence is the eternal duty of man. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#46. Carlyle's genius was many-sided. He touched and ennobled the national life at all points. He lifted a whole generation of young men out of the stagnating atmosphere of materialism and dead orthodoxy into the region of the ideal. With the Master of Balliol, we believe that 'no English writer has done more to elevate and purify our ideas of life and to make us conscious that the things of the spirit are real, and that in the last resort there is no other reality. - Author: Hector Carsewell Macpherson
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#47. The mystery of a person, indeed, is ever divine to him that has a sense for the godlike. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#48. Pin thy faith to no man's sleeve. Hast thou not two eyes of thy own? - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#49. No mortal has a right to wag his tongue, much less to wag his pen, without saying something. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#50. The true Sovereign of the world, who moulds the world like soft wax, according to his pleasure, is he who lovingly sees into the world. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#51. History, as it lies at the root of all science, is also the first distinct product of man's spiritual nature, his earliest expression of what may be called thought. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#52. We are not altogether here to tolerate. We are here to resist, to control and vanquish withal. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#53. A stammering man is never a worthless one. Physiology can tell you why. It is an excess of delicacy, excess of sensibility to the presence of his fellow creature, that makes him stammer. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#54. Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#55. It is the heart always that sees, before the head can see. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#56. THE greatest of English dramatists except Shakespeare, the first literary dictator and poet-laureate, a writer of verse, prose, satire, and criticism who most potently of all the men of his time affected the subsequent course of English letters: such was Ben Jonson, and as such his strong personality assumes an interest to us almost unparalleled, at least in his age. Ben Jonson came of the stock that was centuries after to give to the world Thomas Carlyle; for Jonson's grandfather was of Annandale, over the Solway, whence he - Author: Ben Jonson
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#57. Histories are as perfect as the Historian is wise, and is gifted with an eye and a soul. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#58. Silence is deep as Eternity, speech is shallow as Time. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#59. Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely, they would spin for ever on their axis, advancing nowhere. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#60. Today
So here hath been dawning
Another blue Day:
Think wilt thou let it
Slip useless away.
Out of Eternity
This new Day is born;
Into Eternity,
At night, will return.
Behold it aforetime
No eye ever did:
So soon it forever
From all eyes is hid.
Here hath been dawning
Another blue Day:
Think wilt thou let it
Slip useless away. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#61. If what you have done is unjust, you have not succeeded. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#62. Perfect ignorance is quiet, perfect knowledge is quiet; not so the transition from the former to the latter. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#63. Universal history, the history of what man has accomplished in this world, is at bottom the History of the Great Men who have worked here. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#64. Considering the multitude of mortals that handle the pen in these days, and can mostly spell, and write without glaring violations of grammar, the question naturally arises: How is it, then, that no work proceeds from them, bearing any stamp of authenticity and permanence; of worth for more than one day? - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#65. We are to remember what an umpire Nature is; what a greatness, composure of depth and tolerance there is in her. You take wheat to cast into the Earth's bosom; your wheat may be mixed with chaff, chopped straw, barn-sweepings, dust and all imaginable rubbish; no matter: you cast it into the kind just Earth; she grows the wheat, - the whole rubbish she silently absorbs, shrouds it in, says nothing of the rubbish. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#66. Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one less scoundrel in the world. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#67. The greatest event for the world is the arrival of a new and wise person. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#68. Oh, give us the man who sings at his work. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#69. The times are very bad. Very well, you are there to make them better. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#70. It is in general more profitable to reckon up our defeats than to boast of our attainments. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#71. The actual well seen is ideal. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#72. Happy the people whose annals are vacant. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#73. Genuine Work alone, what thou workest faithfully, that is eternal, as the Almighty Founder and World-Builder himself. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#74. Success in life, in anything, depends upon the number of persons that one can make himself agreeable to. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#75. A frightful dialect for the stupid, the pedant and dullard sort. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#76. Such I hold to be the genuine use of Gunpowder: that it makes all men tall. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#77. Look to be treated by others as you have treated others. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#78. Eternity looks grander and kinder if time grow meaner and more hostile. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#79. Good Christian people, here lies for you an inestimable loan; take all heed thereof, in all carefulness, employ it: with high recompense, or else with heavy penalty, will it one day be required back. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#80. The grand result of schooling is a mind with just vision to discern, with free force to do: the grand schoolmaster is Practice. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#81. Conviction never so excellent, is worthless until it coverts itself into conduct. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#82. The true Church of England, at this moment, lies in the Editors of the newspapers. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#83. The greatest mistake is to imagine that we never err. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#84. Cease to brag to me of America, and its model institutions and constitutions. America, too, will have to strain its energies, crack its sinews, and all but break its heart, as the rest of us have had to do, in thousand-fold wrestle with the Pythons, and mud-demons, before it can become a babitation for the gods. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#85. To know, to get into the truth of anything, is ever a mystic art, of which the best logic's can but babble on the surface. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#86. A mind that has seen, and suffered, and done, speaks to us of what it has tried and conquered. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#87. Naps are a way of traveling painlessly through time into the future. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#88. Blessed be the God's voice; for it is true, and falsehoods have to cease before it! - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#89. Nature, after all, is still the grand agent in making poets. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#90. Money will buy money's worth; but the thing men call fame, what is it? - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#91. The choking, sweltering, deadly, and killing rule of no rule; the consecration of cupidity and braying of folly, and dim stupidity and baseness, in most of the affairs of men. Slopshirts attainable three-halfpence cheaper by the ruin of living bodies and immortal souls. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#92. We observe with confidence that the truly strong mind, view it as intellect or morality, or under any other aspect, is nowise the mind acquainted with its strength; that here the sign of health is unconsciousness. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#93. Heroism is the divine relation which, in all times, unites a great man to other men. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#94. Is there no God, then, but at best an absentee God, sitting idle, ever since the first Sabbath, at the outside of his Universe? - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#95. The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#96. The English historian Thomas Carlyle defined a person's religion as the set of values evident in his or her actions, regardless of what the individual would claim to believe when asked. - Author: Terryl L. Givens
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#97. That there should one man die ignorant who had capacity for knowledge, this I call a tragedy. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#98. No sooner does a great man depart, and leave his character as public property, than a crowd of little men rushes towards it. There they are gathered together, blinking up to it with such vision as they have, scanning it from afar, hovering round it this way and that, each cunningly endeavoring, by all arts, to catch some reflex of it in the little mirror of himself. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#99. The stifled hum of midnight, when traffic has lain down to rest, and the chariot wheels of Vanity, still rolling here and there through distant streets, are bearing her to halls roofed in and lighted to the due pitch for her; and only vice and misery, to prowl or to moan like night birds, are abroad. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#100. The Bible is the truest utterance that ever came by alphabetic letters from the soul of man, through which, as through a window divinely opened, all men can look into the stillness of eternity, and discern in glimpses their far-distant, long-forgotten home. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#101. There are remedies for all things but death. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#102. How, without clothes, could we possess the master organ, soul's seat and true pineal gland of the body social
I mean a purse? - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#103. A fair day's wage for a fair day's work: it is as just a demand as governed men ever made of governing. It is the everlasting right of man. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#104. I fear no hell, just as I expect no heaven. Nabokov summed up a nonbeliever's view of the cosmos, and our place in it, thus: "The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness." The 19th-century Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle put it slightly differently: "One life. A little gleam of Time between two Eternities." Though I have many memories to cherish, I value the present, my time on earth, those around me now. I miss those who have departed, and recognize, painful as it is, that I will never be reunited with them. There is the here and now – no more. But certainly no less. Being an adult means, as Orwell put it, having the "power of facing unpleasant facts." True adulthood begins with doing just that, with renouncing comforting fables. There is something liberating in recognizing ourselves as mammals with some fourscore years (if we're lucky) to make the most of on this earth.

There is also something intrinsically courageous about being an atheist. Atheists confront death without mythology or sugarcoating. That takes courage. - Author: Jeffrey Tayler
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#105. No good book, or good thing of any sort, shows its best face at first. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#106. One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#107. Love is ever the beginning of knowledge as fire is of light. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#108. It is part of my creed that the only poetry is history, could we tell it right. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#109. Insurrection, never so necessary, is a most sad necessity; and governors who wait for that to instruct them are surely getting into the fatalest course. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#110. Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#111. Love not Pleasure; love God. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#112. A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#113. The Christian must be consumed by the conviction of the infinite beauty of holiness and the infinite damnability of sin. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#114. In the huge mass of evil as it rolls and swells, there is ever some good working toward deliverance and triumph. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#115. Macaulay is well for awhile, but one wouldn't live under Niagara. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#116. What you see, but can't see over is as good as infinite. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#117. Nature is the time-vesture of God that reveals Him to the wise, and hides him from the foolish. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#118. Men are grown mechanical in head and in the heart, as well as in the hand. They have lost faith in individual endeavour, and in natural force of any kind. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#119. Prayer is and remains always a native and deepest impulse of the soul of man. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#120. In a symbol there is concealment and yet revelation: here therefore, by silence and by speech acting together, comes a double significance. In the symbol proper, what we can call a symbol, there is ever, more or less distinctly and directly, some embodiment and revelation of the Infinite; the Infinite is made to blend itself with the Finite, to stand visible, and as it were, attainable there. By symbols, accordingly, is man guided and commanded, made happy, made wretched. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#121. Friendship, in the old heroic sense of that term, no longer exists. It is in reality no longer expected or recognized as a virtue among men. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#122. Stop a moment, cease your work, and look around you. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#123. We have not read an author till we have seen his object, whatever it may be, as he saw it. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#124. The Persians are called the French of the East; we will call the Arabs Oriental Italians. A gifted noble people; a people of wildstrong feelings, and of iron restraint over these: the characteristic of noblemindedness, of genius. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#125. But figure his thought, when Death is now clutching at his own heart-strings, unlooked for, inexorable! Yes, poor Louis, Death has found thee. No palace walls or life-guards, gorgeous tapestries or gilt buckram of stiffest ceremonial could keep him out; but he is here, here at thy very life-breath, and will extinguish it. Thou, whose whole existence hitherto was a chimera and scenic show, at length becomest a reality: sumptuous Versailles bursts asunder, like a dream, into void Immensity; Time is done, and all the scaffolding of Time falls wrecked with hideous clangour round thy soul: the pale Kingdoms yawn open; there must thou enter, naked, all unking'd, and await what is appointed thee! Unhappy man, there as thou turnest, in dull agony, on thy bed of weariness, what a thought is thine! Purgatory and Hell-fire, now all-too possible, in the prospect; in the retrospect,--alas, what thing didst thou do that were not better undone; what mortal didst thou generously help; what sorrow hadst thou mercy on? Do the 'five hundred thousand' ghosts, who sank shamefully on so many battle-fields from Rossbach to Quebec, that thy Harlot might take revenge for an epigram,--crowd round thee in this hour? Thy foul Harem; the curses of mothers, the tears and infamy of daughters? Miserable man! thou 'hast done evil as thou couldst:' thy whole existence seems one hideous abortion and mistake of Nature; the use and meaning of thee not yet known. Wert thou a fabulous Griffin, devouring the works - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#126. It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#127. In employing the long sentence the inexperienced writer should not strain after the heavy, ponderous type. Johnson and Carlyle used such a type, but remember, an ordinary mortal cannot wield the sledge hammer of a giant. Johnson and Carlyle were intellectual giants and few can hope to stand on the same literary pedestal. - Author: Joseph Devlin
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#128. Work alone is noble. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#129. Speech is great, but silence is greater. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#130. Let me have my own way in exactly everything and a sunnier and pleasanter creature does not exist. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#131. The eternal stars shine out again, so soon as it is dark enough. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#132. At worst, is not this an unjust world, full of nothing but beasts of prey, four-footed or two-footed? - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#133. Why tell me that a man is a fine speaker, if it is not the truth that he is speaking? - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#134. Fire is the best of servants, but what a master! - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#135. know a Work of Art from a Daub of Artifice) - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#136. I have no patience whatever with these gorilla damnifications of humanity. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#137. Of all the acts of man, repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults ... is to be conscious of none. (Thomas Carlyle) - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#138. With union grounded on falsehood and ordering us to speak and act lies, we will not have anything to do. Peace? A brutal lethargy is peaceable; the noisome is peaceable. We hope for a living peace, not a dead one! - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#139. On the whole, I would bid you stand up to your work, whatever it may be, and not be afraid of it; not in sorrows or contradictions to yield, but to push on towards the goal. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#140. Reality, if rightly interpreted, is grander than fiction. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#141. The mathematics of high achievement - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#142. Whose school-hours are all the days and nights of our existence. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#143. Before philosophy can teach by Experience, the Philosophy has to be in readiness, the Experience must be gathered and intelligibly recorded. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#144. The lies (Western slander) which well-meaning zeal has heaped round this man (Muhammad) are disgraceful to ourselves only. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#145. Economics is not a gay science. It is a dreary, desolate, and indeed quite abject and distressing one; what we might call, by way of eminence, the dismal science. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#146. The Ideal is in thyself, the impediments too is in thyself. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#147. Statistics is a science which ought to be honourable, the basis of many most important sciences; but it is not to be carried on by steam, this science, any more than others are; a wise head is requisite for carrying it on. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#148. Not the external and physical alone is now managed by machinery, but the internal and spiritual also.... The same habit regulates not our modes of action alone, but our modes of thought and feeling. Men are grown mechanical in head and heart, as well as in hand. They have lost faith in individual endeavour, and in natural force, of any kind. Not for internal perfection, but for external combinations and arrangements, for institutions, constitutions – for Mechanism of one sort or another, do they hope and struggle. Their whole efforts, attachments, opinions, turn on mechanism, and are of a mechanical character. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#149. Speech is too often not the art of concealing thought, but of quite stifling and suspending thought, so that there is none to conceal. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#150. For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#151. In books lies the soul fo the whole past time. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#152. The authentic insight and experience of any human soul, were it but insight and experience in hewing of wood and drawing of water, is real knowledge, a real possession and acquirement. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#153. Self-contemplation is infallibly the symptom of disease. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#154. The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#155. A man lives by believing something. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#156. The graceful minuet-dance of fancy must give place to the toilsome, thorny pilgrimage of understanding. On the transition from the age of romance to that of science. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#157. The genuine essence of truth never dies. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#158. Once turn to practice, error and truth will no longer consort together. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#159. The true eye for talent presupposes the true reverence for it. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#160. Also, what mountains of dead ashes, wreck and burnt bones, does assiduous pedantry dig up from the past time and name it History. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#161. The press is the fourth estate of the realm. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#162. For ours is a most fictile world; and man is the most fingent plastic of creatures. A world not fixable; not fathomable! An unfathomable Somewhat, which is Not me; which we can work with, and live amidst
and model, miraculously in our miraculous Being, and name World. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#163. Unity, agreement, is always silent or soft-voiced; it is only discord that loudly proclaims itself. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#164. Feel it in thy heart and then say whether it is of God! - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#165. The first duty of man is that of subduing fear. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#166. To believe practically that the poor and luckless are here only as a nusiance to be abraded and abated, and in some permissable manner made away with, and swept out of sight, is not an amiable faith. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#167. A man should be encouraged to do what the Maker of him has intended by the making of him, according as the gifts have been bestowed on him for that purpose. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#168. Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#169. Freedom is the one purport, wisely aimed at, or unwisely, of all man's struggles, toilings and sufferings, in this earth. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#170. A background of wrath, which can be stirred up to the murderous infernal pitch, does lie in every man. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#171. Society is founded upon Cloth; - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#172. Work is the grand cure of all the maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#173. What are your historical Facts still more your biographical Wilt thou know a man by stringing-together beadrolls of what thou namest Facts - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#174. Language is called the garment of thought: however, it should rather be, language is the flesh-garment, the body, of thought. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#175. Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the devil; for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#176. Little other than a red tape Talking-machine, and unhappy Bag of Parliamentary Eloquence. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#177. Our very walking is an incessant falling; a falling and a catching of ourselves before we come actually to the pavement. It is emblematic of all things a man does. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#178. Laissez-faire, supply and demand-one begins to be weary of all that. Leave all to egotism, to ravenous greed of money, of pleasure, of applause-it is the gospel of despair. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#179. No man is born without ambitious worldly desires. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#180. By nature man hates change; seldom will he quit his old home till it has actually fallen around his ears. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#181. The past is always attractive because it is drained of fear. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#182. Today is not yesterday: we ourselves change; how can our works and thoughts, if they are always to be the fittest, continue always the same? Change, indeed is painful; yet ever needful; and if memory have its force and worth, so also has hope. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#183. I should say sincerity, a deep, great, genuine sincerity, is the first characteristic of all men in any way heroic. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#184. Song is the heroics of speech. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#185. When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with its fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#186. There is a majesty and mystery in nature, take her as you will. The essence of poetry comes breathing to a mind that feels from every province of her empire. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#187. Fame is no sure test of merit. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#188. Experience of actual fact either teaches fools or abolishes them. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#189. He that works and does some Poem, not he that merely says one, is worthy of the name of Poet. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#190. Cherish what is dearest while you have it near you, and wait not till it is far away. Blind and deaf that we are; oh, think, if thou yet love anybody living, wait not till death sweep down the paltry little dust clouds and dissonances of the moment, and all be made at last so mournfully clear and beautiful, when it is too late. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#191. What is philosophy but a continual battle against custom? - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#192. In the poorest cottage are Books: is one Book, wherein for several thousands of years the spirit of man has found light, and nourishment, and an interpreting response to whatever is Deepest in him. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#193. The mystical bond of brotherhood makes all men brothers. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#194. The world is an old woman, and mistakes any gilt farthing for a gold coin; whereby being often cheated, she will thenceforth trust nothing but the common copper. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#195. See deep enough, and you see musically. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#196. It is through symbols that man consciously or unconsciously lives, works and has his being. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#197. A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#198. The dust of controversy is merely the falsehood flying off. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#199. The devil has his elect. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#200. We have not the love of greatness, but the love of the love of greatness. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#201. Sing, my tongue, the Saviour's glory, Of His Flesh, the mystery sing; Of the Blood, all price exceeding, Shed by our Immortal King, Destined, for the world's redemption, From a noble Womb to spring. - Author: Thomas Aquinas
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#202. Las Vegas doesn't allow ( tourism ) to dictate the social norms of their community. We don't have to be a boring town that no one is willing to come to. ( But, ) we can't let tourism be the reason for not taking action. Accountability is not there. As a community we can be different. We don't have to be what our visitors are. We can work at policies that will make us a vibrant healthy resort community. - Author: Eric Thomas
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#203. When you see people your own age afflicted and experiencing life-threatening illnesses, I think it prompts you to apply to yourself the philosophy, 'I want to do the best I know how to do every day.' - Author: Thomas S. Monson
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#204. anything in a marriage it is when to give up. I used to think that all marriages ran the same trajectory. They start with wanting to climb inside the other person and wear her skin as your own. They end with thinking that if the person across from you says another word, you will put a fork in her neck. - Author: Thomas Christopher Greene
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#205. If it had been an outright junkyard, probably he could have stuck things out, made a career: the violence that had caused each wreck being infrequent enough, far enough away from him, to be miraculous, as each death, up till the moment of our own, is miraculous. - Author: Thomas Pynchon
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#206. Tess seemed to Clare to exhibit a dignified largeness both of disposition and physique, an almost regnant power, possibly because he knew that at that preternatural time hardly any woman so well endowed in person as she was likely to be walking in the open air within the boundaries of his horizon; very few in all England. Fair women are usually asleep at mid-summer dawns. She was close at hand, and the rest were nowhere. - Author: Thomas Hardy
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#207. Thomas seems to be implying a threefold, originally Neoplatonic, model that he would have known through the writings of Pseudo-Dionysius, comprising (1) God in God-self; (2) the exitus, or procession of creatures from God; and finally (3) the reditus, or the return of creatures to God. - Author: Bernard McGinn
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#208. One feels as if it could never, never be less. And yet all griefs, when there is no bitterness in them, are soothed down by time. - Author: Jane Welsh Carlyle
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#209. To gold and silver nature hath given no use that we may not well lack. - Author: Thomas More
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#210. Nothing happened to me, Officer Starling. I happened. You can't reduce me to a set of influences. - Author: Thomas Harris
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#211. It is even so in a commonwealth and in the councils of princes; if ill opinions cannot be quite rooted out, and you cannot cure some received vice according to your wishes, you must not, therefore, abandon the commonwealth, for the same reasons as you should not forsake the ship in a storm because you cannot command the winds. You are not obliged to assault people with discourses that are out of their road, when you see that their received notions must prevent your making an impression upon them: you ought rather to cast about and to manage things with all the dexterity in your power, so that, if you are not able to make them go well, they may be as little ill as possible; for, except all men were good, everything cannot be right, and that is a blessing that I do not at present hope to see. - Author: Thomas More
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#212. The fewer desires, the more peace. - Author: Thomas F. Wilson
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#213. How it works is you have an organization that provides you with players, and our job, as we've said all along, is just to coach 'em up. - Author: Randy Carlyle
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#214. Later on, like practically everyone else in our stupid and godless society, I was to consider these two years as "my religious phase." I am glad that that now seems very funny. But it is sad that it is funny in so few cases. Because I think that practically everybody does go through such a phase, and for the majority of them, that is all that it is, a phase and nothing more. If that is so, it is their own fault: for life on this earth is not simply a series of "phases" which we more or less passively undergo. If the impulse to worship God and to adore Him in truth by the goodness and order of our own lives is nothing more than a transitory and emotional thing, that is our own fault. It is so only because we make it so, and because we take what is substantially a deep and powerful and lasting moral impetus, supernatural in its origin and in its direction, and reduce it to the level of our own weak and unstable and futile fancies and desires. - Author: Thomas Merton
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#215. Proof of the power of the press is the fear of the press by the government.

Martha Gellhorn as quoted by Helen Thomas - Author: Helen Thomas
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#216. We have grown addicted to our high salaries, and now we are really going to have to earn them, the CEO said. - Author: Thomas L. Friedman
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#217. The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties; blind faith the one unpardonable sin. - Author: Thomas Huxley
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#218. For true humility is, in a way, a very real despair: despair of myself, in order that I may hope entirely in You. - Author: Thomas Merton
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#219. There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is seeing something that isn't there. THOMAS HARDY - Author: Erin Kelly
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#220. It seems safe to look forward to the time when the conception of attractive and repulsive forces, having served its purpose as a useful piece of scientific scaffolding, will be replaced by the deduction of the phenomena known as attraction and repulsion, from the general laws of motion. - Author: Thomas Huxley
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#221. The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility. - Author: Thomas S. Monson
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#222. Do not that to another, which thou wouldst not have done to thyself. - Author: Thomas Hobbes
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#223. I am not who you think I am; I am not who I think I am; I am who I think you think I am - Author: Thomas Cooley
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#224. One day a partially deaf four years old child came home with a note in his pocket from his teacher, "Your Tommy is too stupid to learn, get him out of school." His mother read the note and answered, "My Tommy is not too stupid to learn, I will teach him myself." And that Tommy grew up to be the great Thomas Edison. Thomas Edison had only three months of formal schooling. - Author: Shiv Khera
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#225. It was not the house of someone who liked books. It did not have a well-stocked library. It was not even stuffed with books. Thomas could not see any part of the house that was not mostly book. Books rose from the floor to the ceiling in unruly, tottering towers. Books held up tables and chairs - and sat in the chairs, at the tables, as though quite ready for supper to be served, so long as supper was more books. They sprawled over the dining table like a feast of many colors. Books climbed the stairs, ran up and down the hallways, curled up before the fireplace, were wedged into the cabinets beside cups and saucers, held open doors and locked them shut. They left no room on the sofa to sit, nor in the kitchen to stand, nor on the floor to lie down. Books had already taken every territory and occupied it. - Author: Catherynne M Valente
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#226. David Thomas: What do you think is the worst crime that could possibly be committed? What is the crime that offends you most?
David Bowie: Seeing a man humble himself in his capacity as a worker to somebody else, and having to have that accepted as a given situation. - Author: David Bowie
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#227. When affection only speaks, truth is not always there. - Author: Thomas Middleton
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#228. You can't overdose on friends, only enemies. - Author: Thomas F. Shubnell
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#229. Medical knowledge and technical savvy are biodegradable. The sort of medicine that was practiced in Boston or New York or Atlanta fifty years ago would be as strange to a medical student or intern today as the ceremonial dance of a !Kung San tribe would seem to a rock festival audience in Hackensack. - Author: Lewis Thomas
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#230. In our Richmond there is much fanaticism, but chiefly among the women. They have their night meetings and prayer parties, where, attended by their priests, and sometimes by a hen-pecked husband, they pour forth the effusions of their love to Jesus, in terms as amatory and carnal, as their modesty would permit them to use a mere earthly lover. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#231. I knew what I was doing, but I never really considered the magnitude of how my images were transformative to people. - Author: Mickalene Thomas
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#232. Never bend the rules. You bend the rules a little bit and then it's a slippery slope. - Author: Thomas Peterffy
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#233. But then what is the alternative to trying to tell the truth about the Holocaust, the Famine, the Armenian genocide, the injustice of dispossession in the Americas and Australia? That everyone should be reduced to silence? To pretend that the Holocaust was the work merely of a well-armed minority who didn't do as much harm as is claimed-and likewise, to argue that the Irish Famine was either an inevitability or the fault of the Irish-is to say that both were mere unreliable rumors, and not the great motors of history they so obviously proved to be. It suited me to think so at the time, but still I believe it to be true, that if there are going to be areas of history which are off-bounds, then in principle we are reduced to fudging, to cosmetic narrative. - Author: Thomas Keneally
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#234. What are you going to fill it with?" she asks. "Holy water or something?"
"Probably Dasani," Thomas replies. - Author: Kendare Blake
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#235. America is a mere bully, from one end to the other, and the Bostonians by far the greatest bullies. - Author: Thomas Gage
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#236. How lovely are the portals of the night, when stars come out to watch the daylight die. - Author: Thomas Cole
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#237. But what if your kid runs into the street in front of a car? Don't you have to use Method I? ... If a child develops a habit of running into the street, a parent might first try to talk to the child about the dangers of cars, walk her around the edge of the yard, and tell her that anything beyond is not safe, show her a picture of a child hit by a car, build a fence around the yard, or watch her when she is playing in the front yard for a couple of days, reminding her each time she goes beyond the limits. Even if I took the punishment approach, I would never risk my child's life on the assumption that punishment alone would keep her from going into the street. I would want to employ more certain methods in any event. - Author: Thomas Gordon
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#238. But with respect to religion itself, without regard to names, and as directing itself from the universal family of mankind to the divine object of adoration, it is man bringing to his maker the fruits of his heart; and though these fruits may differ from each other like the fruits of the earth, the grateful tribute of everyone is accepted. - Author: Thomas Paine
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#239. A private man has always the liberty (because thought is free) to believe or not believe in his heart those acts that have been given out for miracles, according as he shall see what benefits can accrue by men's belief, to those that pretend, or countenance them, and thereby conjecture whether they be miracles or lies. - Author: Thomas Hobbes
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#240. Acknowledge your fear, odd one. Fearlessness is for the insane and the arrogant. You are neither. Those who rely on you for their lives will be well served only if you fear what you should fear. You are a unique soul, a child of grace, but you can still fail yourself and others. - Author: Dean Koontz
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