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53 Thomas Carlyle Quotes About Life (LEADERSHIP)

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He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
A person with a clear purpose will make progress, even on the roughest road. A person with no purpose will make no progress, even on the smoothest road.
A person with a clear purpose will make progress, even on the roughest road. A person with no purpose will make no progress, even on the smoothest road.
A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.
A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.
Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.
Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.
I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
Endurance is patience concentrated.
Endurance is patience concentrated.
Our grand business undoubtedly is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Our grand business undoubtedly is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of man you are.
Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of man you are.

20 Inspirational Thomas Carlyle Quotes About Life

“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.”

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No pressure, no diamonds.
No pressure, no diamonds.
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
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.
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.
Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.
Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.
Once the mind has been expanded by a big idea, it will never go back to its original state.
Once the mind has been expanded by a big idea, it will never go back to its original state.
Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.
Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.
The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.
The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.
None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
Without kindness there can be no true joy.
Without kindness there can be no true joy.
A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.
A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.
Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.
Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one less scoundrel in the world.
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one less scoundrel in the world.
Every man is my superior in that I may learn from him.
Every man is my superior in that I may learn from him.
A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.
A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.
Tell a man he is brave, and you help him to become so.
Tell a man he is brave, and you help him to become so.
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.
The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest.
The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest.
Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom.
Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom.

14 Deep Thomas Carlyle Quotes that Will Make You Think

Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.
Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.
Of all your troubles, great and small, the greatest are the ones that don't happen at all.
Of all your troubles, great and small, the greatest are the ones that don’t happen at all.
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
In every phenomenon the beginning remains always the most notable moment.
In every phenomenon the beginning remains always the most notable moment.
Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.
Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.
Of all acts of man, repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.
Of all acts of man, repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.
Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see further.
Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.
A man lives by believing something; not by debating and arguing about many things.
A man lives by believing something; not by debating and arguing about many things.
Teach a parrot the terms 'supply and demand' and you've got an economist.
Teach a parrot the terms ‘supply and demand’ and you’ve got an economist.
In a controversy, the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
In a controversy, the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.
The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.
A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.
A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.

6 Thomas Carlyle Quotes on Books and Reading

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.
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.
No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
My books are friends that never fail me.
My books are friends that never fail me.
A good book is the purest essence of a human soul.
A good book is the purest essence of a human soul.
The best effect of any book is that it excites the reader to self activity.
The best effect of any book is that it excites the reader to self activity.
All that mankind has done, thought, gained, or been; it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.
All that mankind has done, thought, gained, or been; it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.

3 Thomas Carlyle Quotes About Speech and Silence

Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.
Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.
Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
Silence is more eloquent than words.
Silence is more eloquent than words.

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