Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Carlyle’

Quote of the day, Nov. 20

November 21, 2017

Thomas Carlyle, on narrative

“Narrative is linear, and action is solid.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 23

December 23, 2016

Thomas Carlyle, from Sartor Resartus

“That there should one Man die ignorant who had capacity for Knowledge, this I call a tragedy.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 24

August 24, 2016

Thomas Carlyle, on the world

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

Quote of the day, July 7

July 6, 2016

Thomas Carlyle, on reading

“What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 11

February 11, 2015

Thomas Carlyle, on government

“In the long run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 5

February 5, 2014

Thomas Carlyle, on the spoken word (1895)

“A word spoken in season, at the right moment, is the mother of ages.”


Quote of the day, Oct. 8

October 8, 2011

Thomas Carlyle, on journalism

“Great is journalism. Is not every able editor a ruler of the world, being the persuader of it?”