"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Thomas Carlyle on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Thomas Carlyle on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Thomas Carlyle on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Thomas Carlyle on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Thomas Carlyle on Robert Frost
"Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us."
"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."
"Secrecy is the element of all goodness even virtue, even beauty is mysterious."