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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.
What is aristocracy? A corporation of the best, of the bravest.

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.
There is only one post fit for you, and that is the office of perpetual president of the Heaven and Hell Amalgamation Society.
What are your historical Facts; still more your biographical? Wilt thou know a Man. . . by stringing-together beadrolls of what thou namest Facts?
When we can drain the Ocean into mill-ponds, and bottle up the Force of Gravity, to be sold by retail, in gas jars; then may we hope to comprehend the infinitudes of man's soul under formulas of Profit and Loss;
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: 'Chartism' [The similar phrase, ``the best and the brightest,'' used as a book title by David Halberstam in 1969, comes fro
R: "Critical and Miscellaneous Essays," vol. 4, " Sir Walter Scott," 1839.
A: Remark to Lord Houghton, quoted in T. E. Wemyss Reid, Life of Lord Houghton
N: Teufelsdröckh, in Sartor Resartus, bk. 2, ch. 10 (1833-34).
K: "Signs of the Times," (1829; first published in Edinburgh Review no. 98).

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