"Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Thomas Carlyle on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Thomas Carlyle on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Thomas Carlyle on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Thomas Carlyle on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Thomas Carlyle on Henry Ward Beecher
"Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us."
"It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five."
"None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone."
"Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone."
"Work alone is noble."