Thomas Carlyle

Tuesday 9th of August 2022

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
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