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Thomas Carlyle
(1795-1881) born on
Dec 04
Scottish essayist, historian. He was considered one of the era's great sages and man of letters; wrote "The French Revolution," 1837.
         
   
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After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.

R
A terrible, beetle-browed, mastiff-mouthed, yellow-skinned, broad-bottomed, grim-taciturn individual; with a pair of dull-cruel-looking black eyes, and as much Parliamentary intellect and silent-rage in him. . . as I have ever seen in any man.
A
A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason.
N
A man perfects himself by working. Foul jungles are cleared away, fair seed-fields rise instead, and stately cities; and with the man himself first ceases to be a jungle, and foul unwholesome desert thereby. The man is now a man.
K
A healthy hatred of scoundrels.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
R: Letter, 24 June 1824, to his brother (published in New Letters of Thomas Carlyle, 1904).
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: "Past and Present," bk. 3, ch. 11, 1843.
K: (Political Economy) Latter Day Pamphlets, 12
   


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