Quotation by Thomas Carlyle

Thought once awakened does not again slumber; unfolds itself into a System of Thought; grows, in man after man, generation after generation,—till its full stature is reached, and such System of Thought can grow no farther, but must give place to another.
Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881), Scottish essayist, historian. "The Hero as Divinity," lecture 1, On Heroes and Hero-Worship (1841).
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