Thomas Carlyle Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Thomas Carlyle quotes, Thomas Carlyle sayings, and Thomas Carlyle proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope. Thomas Carlyle
A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun. Thomas Carlyle
Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see further. Thomas Carlyle
Eternity looks grander and kinder if time grow meaner and more hostile. Thomas Carlyle
Music is well said to be the speech of angels. Thomas Carlyle
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with. Thomas Carlyle
Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment. Thomas Carlyle
Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct. Thomas Carlyle
France was long a despotism tempered by epigrams. Thomas Carlyle
Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment. Thomas Carlyle
Intellect is the soul of man, the only immortal part of him. Thomas Carlyle
Dishonesty is the raw material not of quacks only, but also in great part dupes. Thomas Carlyle
Metaphysics is the attempt of the mind to rise above the mind. Thomas Carlyle
Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious. Thomas Carlyle
The break would never come as long as fear could turn to wrath. Thomas Carlyle
A background of wrath, which can be stirred up to the murderous infernal pitch, does lie in every man. Thomas Carlyle
Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone. Thomas Carlyle
A well written life is almost as rare as a well spent one. Thomas Carlyle
A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one. Thomas Carlyle
To the vulgar eye, few things are wonderful that are not distant. Thomas Carlyle
The deepest depth of vulgarism is that of setting up money as the ark of the covenant. Thomas Carlyle
The insignificant, the empty, is usually the loud; and after the manner of a drum, is louder even because of its emptiness. Thomas Carlyle
Skepticism means, not intellectual doubt alone, but moral doubt. Thomas Carlyle
Conclusive facts are inseparable from inconclusive except by a head that already understands and knows. Thomas Carlyle
The wise man is but a clever infant spelling letters from a hierographical prophetic book, the lexicon of which lies in eternity. Thomas Carlyle
Cash-payment is not the sole nexus of man with man. Thomas Carlyle
Wonder is the basis of worship Thomas Carlyle
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. Thomas Carlyle
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. Thomas Carlyle
Great souls are always loyally submissive, reverent to what is over them: only small mean souls are otherwise. Thomas Carlyle