Aphorisms by author: Thomas Carlyle

Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
By theme : Happiness Work
To the vulgar eye, few things are wonderful that are not distant.
By theme : Education Psychology
Violence does even justice unjustly.
By theme : Politics Society
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.
By theme : Thought Wisdom
Society is founded upon cloth.
By theme : Society
A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.
By theme : Creativity Life
Silence is deep as eternity; speech is shallow as time.
By theme : Thought
Manners are stronger than laws.
By theme : Society
Do not be embarrassed by your mistakes. Nothing can teach us better than our understanding of them. This is one of the best ways of self-education.
By theme : Education
To the vulgar eye, few things are wonderful that are not distant.
By theme : Psychology Wisdom
Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious.
By theme : Beauty Philosophy Wisdom
Show me the person you honor, for I know better by that the kind of person you are. For you show me what your idea of humanity is.
By theme : Person Psychology
Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.
By theme : Lie Society Thought
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
By theme : Society Wisdom
A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason.
By theme : Behavior Person Reason
If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.
By theme : Religion Society Wit
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