"Secrecy is the element of all goodness even virtue, even beauty is mysterious."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Thomas Carlyle on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Thomas Carlyle on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Thomas Carlyle on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Thomas Carlyle on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Thomas Carlyle on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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."