Thomas Carlyle: A History of the First Forty Years of Life, 1795-1835, المجلد 1

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الصفحة 232 - But two months dead - nay, not so much, not two So excellent a king, that was to this Hyperion to a satyr, so loving to my mother That he might not beteem the winds of heaven Visit her face too roughly.
الصفحة 82 - With Stupidity and sound digestion man may front much. But what, in these dull unimaginative days are the terrors of Conscience to the diseases of the Liver! Not on Morality, but on Cookery, let us build our stronghold: there brandishing our frying-pan, as censer, let us offer sweet incense to the Devil, and live at ease on the fat things he has provided for his Elect!
الصفحة xi - Damocles' sword of Respectability hangs for ever over the poor English Lifewriter (as it does over poor English Life in general), and reduces him to the verge of paralysis. Thus it has been said, " there are no English lives worth reading except those of Players, who by the nature of the case have bidden Respectability good-day.
الصفحة 84 - A certain inarticulate Self-consciousness dwells dimly in us ; which only our Works can render articulate and decisively discernible. Our Works are the mirror wherein the spirit first sees its natural lineaments. Hence, too, the folly of that impossible Precept, Know thyself; till it be translated into this partially possible one, Know what thou canst work at.
الصفحة 42 - Genius will render you great. May virtue render you beloved ! Remove the awful distance between you and ordinary men by kind and gentle .manners. Deal gently with their inferiority, and be convinced they will respect you as much and like you more.
الصفحة 16 - ... emphatic I have heard him beyond all men. In anger he had no need of oaths, his words were like sharp arrows that smote into the very heart.
الصفحة 85 - What art thou afraid of ? Wherefore, like a coward, dost thou forever pip and whimper, and go cowering and trembling ? Despicable biped ! what is the sum-total of the worst that lies before thee ? Death ? Well, Death; and say the pangs of Tophet too, and all that the Devil and Man may, will or can do against thee!
الصفحة 86 - Thus had the Everlasting No (das ewige Nein) pealed authoritatively through all the recesses of my Being, of my Me ; and then was it that my whole Me stood up, in native Godcreated majesty, and with emphasis recorded its Protest.
الصفحة 26 - But yesterday, the word of Caesar might Have stood against the world : now lies he there, And none so poor to do him reverence.

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