"No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Thomas Carlyle on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Thomas Carlyle on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Thomas Carlyle on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Thomas Carlyle on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Thomas Carlyle on Winston Churchill
"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."