Thomas Carlyle

Saturday 23rd of September 2023

Books 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. Thomas Carlyle © 2018
Cocks of the walk Faults?  The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none. Thomas Carlyle © 2018
Cocks of the walk say Surely of all “rights of man”, the right of the ignorant man to be guided by the wiser, to be, gently or forcibly, held to the true course by him, is the indisputablest. Nature herself ordains it. Thomas Carlyle, Chartism © 2023
Ideas There was once a man called Rousseau who wrote a book containing nothing but ideas. The second edition was bound in the skins of those who had laughed at the first. Thomas Carlyle, referring to the impact Jean-Jacques Rousseau's The Social Contract had on the French Revolution © 2018
Marriage It was very good of God to let Carlyle and Mrs Carlyle marry one another, and so make  only two people miserable and not four. y Samuel Butler [Thomas Carlyle married Jane Baillie Welsh] © 2018
Selfie I have got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.  Thomas Carlyle © 2018