Quotations by Author

Thomas Carlyle

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.

A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.

Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.

Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.

Let one who wants to move and convince others, first be convinced and moved themselves. If a person speaks with genuine earnestness the thoughts, the emotion and the actual condition of their own heart, others will listen because we all are knit together by the tie of sympathy.

Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom.

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

Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.

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.

If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he had to say, and make fun of him.