"The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Thomas Carlyle on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Thomas Carlyle on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Thomas Carlyle on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Thomas Carlyle on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Thomas Carlyle on Albert Camus
"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."