"What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."Thomas Carlyle on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."Thomas Carlyle on Albert Einstein
"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."Thomas Carlyle on Confucius
"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."Thomas Carlyle on Swami Vivekananda
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."Thomas Carlyle on John Steinbeck
"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."