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Brief author info: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Scottish-born English prose writer.
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The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.
A background of wrath, which can be stirred up to the murderous infernal pitch, does lie in every man.
In the long-run every government is the exact symbol of its people, with their wisdom and unwisdom.
To the mean eye all things are trivial, as certainly as to the jaundiced they are yellow.
There is a great discovery still to be made in literature, that of paying literary men by the quantity they do not write.
The past is always attractive because it is drained of fear.
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one rascal less in the world.
Music is well said to be the speech of the angels.
I don't pretend to understand the universe-it's a great deal bigger than I am ... People ought to be modester.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
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