Thomas Carlyle quotes

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The world is a republic of mediocrities, and always was.
A man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly unless he do it in a devout manner.
If those gentlemen would let me alone I should be much obliged to them. I would say, as Shakespeare would say ... "Sweet Friend, f ...
A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.
He has no resolution, he shrinks from pain or labour in any of its shapes. His very attitude bespeaks this: he never straightens h ...
They raise their minds by brooding over and embellishing their sufferings, from one degree of fervid exaltation and dreary greatne ...
Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
A frightful dialect for the stupid, the pedant and dullard sort.
France was long a despotism tempered by epigrams.
Happy the people whose annals are vacant.
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