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Thomas Carlyle
(1795-1881) born on
Dec 04
Scottish essayist, historian. He was considered one of the era's great sages and man of letters; wrote "The French Revolution," 1837.
         
   
F
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

R
Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with.
A
Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
N
The block of granite which is an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
K
Endurance is patience concentrated.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Age of Reason," pt. 1, "The Author's Profession of Faith," 1794.
R: In "The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations," by Robert Andrews, 1989.
A: Inaugural address, 2 Apr 1866, on being installed as Rector of the University at Edinburgh.
N: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
K: In "Instant Quotation Dictionary," by Donald O. Bolander, 1979.
   


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