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Thomas Carlyle
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Variant: "Permanence, persistence is the first condition of all fruitfulness in the ways of men. The 'tendency to persevere,' to persist in spite of hindrances, discouragements and ' impossibilities:' it is this that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak." From: "Past and Present" (1843), Book IV: Horoscope, "Permanence"
Thomas Carlyle
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Variant: "Our grand business undoubtedly is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand." From: "Critical and miscellaneous essays: in 7 vol, Volume 2" by Thomas Carlyle (1869), p. 230, "Signs of the Time (1829)"


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Born: December 4, 1795

Died: February 5, 1881 (aged 85)

Nationality: Scottish

Occupation: Philosopher, essayist, satirist, historian

Bio: Thomas Carlyle was a Scottish satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era. He called economics the dismal science, wrote articles for the Edinburgh Encyclopedia, and became a controversial social commentator.

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Life is a waste of wearisome hours, Which seldom the rose of enjoyment adorns, And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers, Is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns.

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