Thomas Carlyle

Our main business is not to see what lies dimly in the distance but to do what lies clearly at hand. - Thomas Carlyle

Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite. - Thomas Carlyle

The condition of the most passionate enthusiast is to be preferred over the individual who, because of the fear of making a mistake, won't in the end affirm or deny anything.  - Thomas Carlyle

Tell a man he is brave, and you help him to become so. - Thomas Carlyle

When the oak is felled the forest echoes with its fall, but a hundred acorns are sown silently by an unnoticed breeze. - Thomas Carlyle

Ill-health, of body or of mind, is defeat. Health alone is victory. Let all men, if they can manage it, contrive to be healthy! - Thomas Carlyle

There is precious instruction to be got by finding we were wrong. Let a man try faithfully, manfully, to be right; he will grow daily more and more right. - Thomas Carlyle

The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently but to live manfully.  - Thomas Carlyle

The king is the man who can. - Thomas Carlyle