Quote from Thomas Carlyle

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.

Go as far as you can see; when you get there you’ll be able to see farther.

He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of years.

History, a distillation of rumour.

I grow daily to honour facts more and more, and theory less and less. A fact, it seems to me, is a great thing; a sentence printed, if not by God, then at least by the Devil.

I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.

Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely, they would spin for ever on their axis, advancing nowhere.

In books lies the soul of the whole past time.

It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale.

Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world.

No pressure, no diamonds.

None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.

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.

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

Teach a parrot the terms “supply and demand” and you’ve got an economist.

The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.

This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it.

True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper.

What you see, but can’t see over is as good as infinite.

When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.

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