Thomas Carlyle Quotes (702 quotes)
“Man is a tool-using Animal. Nowhere do you find him without tools; without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.”
Sartor Resartus (1833–1834), Book I, Chapter 5
Article on Biography. - Critical and Miscellaneous Essays (1827–1855)
"On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History" (1840), p. 165, "Lecture V: The Hero As Man Of Letters. Johnson, Rousseau, Burns"
“A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.”
Passages selected from the writings of Thomas Carlyle, with a biogr. memoir by T. Ballantyne (1860 edition)
Richter (1827). - Critical and Miscellaneous Essays (1827–1855)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsThomas Carlyle
Born: December 4, 1795
Died: February 5, 1881 (aged 85)
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.