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Thursday, 23 November 2017
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"The slight that can be conveyed in a glance, in a gracious smile, in a wave of the hand, is often the knee plus ultra of art. What insult is so keen or so keenly felt, as the polite insult which it is impossible to resent?" (Kavanagh, Julia - Insults)

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Browse Quotations by Carlyle, Thomas

 
The king is the man who can. - (Carlyle, Thomas - Ability)
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What you see, but can't see over is as good as infinite. - (Carlyle, Thomas - Ability)
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Action hangs, as it were, dissolved in speech, in thoughts whereof speech is the shadow; and precipitates itself therefrom. The kind of speech in a man betokens the kind of action you will get from him. - (Carlyle, Thomas - Action)
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The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest. - (Carlyle, Thomas - Action)
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Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do. - (Carlyle, Thomas - Action)
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Narrative is linear, but action has breadth and depth as well as height and is solid. - (Carlyle, Thomas - Action)
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Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand. - (Carlyle, Thomas - Action)
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No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offence. - (Carlyle, Thomas - Action)
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Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity. - (Carlyle, Thomas - Adversity)
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Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether. - (Carlyle, Thomas - Advice)
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Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us. - (Carlyle, Thomas - Age and Aging)
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The outer passes away; the innermost is the same yesterday, today, and forever. - (Carlyle, Thomas - Age and Aging)
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In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. - (Carlyle, Thomas - Anger)
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A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things. - (Carlyle, Thomas - Argument)
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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. - (Carlyle, Thomas - Association)
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