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Born in December 4, 1795 / Died in February 5, 1881 / United Kingdom / English

Quotes by Carlyle Thomas

Conviction never so excellent, is worthless until it coverts itself into conduct.
No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.
The spiritual is the parent of the practical.
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation.
To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible if we will open our minds and our eyes.
I don't like to talk much with people who always agree with me. It is amusing to coquette with an echo for a little while, but one soon tires of it.
If there be no enemy there's no fight. If no fight, no victory and if no victory there is no crown.
If what you have done is unjust, you have not succeeded.
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight.
The outer passes away; the innermost is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.
It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale.
The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.
Every noble work is at first impossible.
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom.
He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of years.
Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with.
No iron chain, or outward force of any kind, can ever compel the soul of a person to believe or to disbelieve.
Youth is to all the glad season of life; but often only by what it hopes, not by what it attains, or what it escapes.
Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will.
There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.