"The eye sees what it brings the power to see."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Thomas Carlyle on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Thomas Carlyle on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Thomas Carlyle on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Thomas Carlyle on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Thomas Carlyle on Booker T. Washington
"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."