"Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Thomas Carlyle on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Thomas Carlyle on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Thomas Carlyle on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Thomas Carlyle on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Thomas Carlyle on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."