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Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.
Thomas Carlyle

Tell a man he is brave, and you help him to become so.
Thomas Carlyle

The history of the world is but a biography of great men.
Thomas Carlyle

If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him
to dinner and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.
Thomas Carlyle

Fame is no sure test of merit.
Thomas Carlyle

Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.
Thomas Carlyle

A strong mind always hopes, and has always causes to hope.
Thomas Carlyle

One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or No.
Thomas Carlyle

Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
Thomas Carlyle

Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight.
Thomas Carlyle

He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of years.
Thomas Carlyle

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
Thomas Carlyle

Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.
Thomas Carlyle

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