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davidtripp · 18 hours ago
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Sunday Repose
All that mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books. Thomas Carlyle What a serene Sunday! Dragging in at 11:30 last night after a 48-hour gallery weekend, I was quite bedraggled, but happy. Happier now, rested! My reading this morning over coffee yielded this remark from Carlyle that I had recorded 15 years ago in my journal, and…
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ohquotescom · a day ago
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Histories are as perfect as the Historian is wise, and is gifted with an eye and a soul.
Thomas Carlyle - https://goo.gl/S9Ahcf
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jtxeurzc · a day ago
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"Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak."
— Thomas Carlyle
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ohquotescom · 6 days ago
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Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith.
Thomas Carlyle - https://goo.gl/vSmfe1
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blackswaneuroparedux · 10 days ago
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Of all your troubles, great and small, the greatest are the ones that don't happen at all.
- Thomas Carlyle
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ohquotescom · 10 days ago
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The Present is the living sum-total of the whole Past.
Thomas Carlyle - https://goo.gl/m7iTt2
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wishingwellfairytales · 14 days ago
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If I say that Shakespeare is the greatest of intellects, I have said all concerning him. But there is more in Shakespeare’s intellect than we have yet seen. It is what I call an unconscious intellect; there is more virtue in it that he himself is aware of - Thomas Carlyle
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ohquotescom · 19 days ago
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A Poet without Love were a physical and metaphysical impossibility.
Thomas Carlyle - https://goo.gl/7ebPf8
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twice-told-tales · 25 days ago
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An interesting account of the fall of Robespierre:
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On 26 July 1794, Robespierre reappears in Cconvention; mounts to the Tribune! The biliary face seems clouded with new gloom. Longwinded, unmelodious as the screech-owl's, sounds the prophetic voice: Degenerate condition of Republican spirit; I, Maximilien, alone left incorruptible, ready to die at a moment's warning. For all which what remedy is there? The Guillotine; death to traitors of every hue!
The old song this: but today, O heavens, Robespierre, greater than ever before, has to retire, foiled; discerning that it is mutiny, that evil is nigh! [The next day] accusation passes; the incorruptible Maximilien is decreed Accused. Thither again go the Tumbrils. All eyes are on Robespierre's Tumbril. This is the end of the Reign of Terror. How little did any one suppose that here was the end not of Robespierre only, but of the Revolution System itself!
(Thomas Carlyle, 1837)
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ohquotescom · 28 days ago
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You may prove anything by figures.
Thomas Carlyle - https://goo.gl/1v6E9f
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ohquotescom · a month ago
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No good Book, or good thing of any sort, shows its best face at first.
Thomas Carlyle - https://goo.gl/zyYT59
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trashpoppaea · a month ago
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like the tongue of a snake
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I am currently reading THE DEVIL’S LAUGHTER, an OTT novel set during the Frev by Frank Yerby (African-American author of middlebrow historical fiction in the ‘50s-60s, wrote FOXES OF YARROW) and I came upon this description of Robespierre, which... OMG. This is purest Carlyle. I am currently torturing @frevandrest​ with a live-blog of this “classic” and don’t you guys want to see some of the glorious excerpts too? @bunniesandbeheadings​ @legrandaigle​ @pepper-seeds​
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tail-feathers · a month ago
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““Did you think the life of man was a grimacing dance of apes? To be led always by the squeak of your paltry fiddle? Ye miserable, this universe is not an upholstery puppet-play, but a terrible God’s Fact; and you, I think—had not you better be gone!” -Thomas Carlyle
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ohquotescom · a month ago
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Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith.
Thomas Carlyle - https://goo.gl/vSmfe1
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ohquotescom · a month ago
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The Present is the living sum-total of the whole Past.
Thomas Carlyle - https://goo.gl/8YcuQY
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ohquotescom · a month ago
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Wonder is the basis of worship.
Thomas Carlyle - https://goo.gl/Ns4GyA
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ohquotescom · a month ago
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The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss. - Thomas Carlyle - https://goo.gl/bsSEgN
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ohquotescom · a month ago
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All work, even cotton-spinning, is noble; work is alone noble.
Thomas Carlyle - https://goo.gl/Rc1ChU
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