Famous, cool,
inspirational, funny,
love, life, great and other
quotes from movies,
books, bible and
more

Main Menu

Find Quote

Calendar

My pride and my power of vision were all that I owned when I started — and whatever I achieved, was achieved by means of them. Both are greater now. Now I have the knowledge of the superlative value I had missed: of my right to be proud of my vision. The rest is mine to reach.

Sunday
Jan 23, 2022

Quotes: 53419
Authors: 9969

Selected Quote

Quote Author: Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle (December 4, 1795 - February 5, 1881) was a Scottish essayist, satirist, and historian, whose work was hugely influential during the Victorian era. Coming from a strict Calvinist family, Carlyle was expected by his parents to become a preacher. However, while at the University of Edinburgh, he lost his Christian faith; nevertheless, Calvinist values remained with him throughout his life. This combination of a religious temperament with loss of faith in traditional Christianity made Carlyle's work appealing to many Victorians who were grappling with scientific and political changes that threatened the traditional social order.

Other Thomas Carlyle Quotes