Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

Scottish-born author and historian
4 December 1795 — 5 February 1881

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War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle; therefore they take boys from one village and another village, stick them into uniforms, equip them with guns, and let them loose like wild beasts against each other.

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Old age is not in itself matter for sorrow; it is matter for thanks, if we have left our work done behind us.

The Past is all holy to us; the Dead are all holy, even they that were base and wicked while alive.

We must get rid of fear; we cannot act at all till then.

When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with its fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.

The most fearful unbelief is unbelief in your self.

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