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    Science must have originated in the feeling

    “Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong.”

    — Thomas Carlyle

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    Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and

    “Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance – the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.”

    — Thomas Carlyle

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    Humor has justly been regarded as the

    “Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.”

    — Thomas Carlyle

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    Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope,

    “Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession but hope; this world of his is emphatically the place of hope.”

    — Thomas Carlyle

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    True humor springs not more from the

    “True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper.”

    — Thomas Carlyle

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    What we become depends on what we

    “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.”

    — Thomas Carlyle

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    The work an unknown good man has

    “The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.”

    — Thomas Carlyle

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    If you do not wish a man

    “If you do not wish a man to do a thing, you had better get him to talk about it; for the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else.”

    — Thomas Carlyle

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    No great man lives in vain. The

    “No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.”

    — Thomas Carlyle

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    Every noble work is at first impossible.

    “Every noble work is at first impossible.”

    — Thomas Carlyle

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    The only happiness a brave person ever

    “The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done.”

    — Thomas Carlyle

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    The three great elements of modern civilization,

    “The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.”

    — Thomas Carlyle

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    The work an unknown good man has

    “The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.”

    — Thomas Carlyle

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    In the long-run every Government is the

    “In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government.”

    — Thomas Carlyle

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    No sadder proof can be given by

    “No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men.”

    — Thomas Carlyle

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