Thomas Carlyle

"Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none."

Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle "Heroes and Hero-Worship"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"History, a distillation of rumour."

Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle "History of the French Revolution"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time."

Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle "Critical and Miscellaneous Essays"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite."

Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle "Sartor Resartus"

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I don't pretend to understand the Universe - it's a great deal bigger than I am."


Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man is a tool-using animal... Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all."

Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle "Sartor Resartus"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"France was long a despotism tempered by epigrams."

Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle "History of the French Revolution"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The history of the world is but the biography of great men."


Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)