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Thomas Carlyle

1795-1881. British historian and essayist.

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No conquest can ever become permanent which does not show itself beneficial to the conquered as well as to the conquerors.

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Virtue is like health: the harmony of the whole man.

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No man sees far, most see no farther than their noses.

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I have seen gleams in the face and eyes of the man that have let you look into a higher country.

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It is the first of all problems for a man to find out what kind of work he is to do in this universe.

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No age seemed the age of romance to itself.

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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.

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Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong.

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The barrenest of all mortals is the sentimentalist.

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Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.

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