Thomas Carlyle (1795 – 1881) was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, translator, historian, mathematician, and teacher. Considered one of the most important social commentators of his time, he presented many lectures during his lifetime with acclaim in the Victorian era. A respected historian, his 1837 book The French Revolution: A History was the inspiration for Charles Dickens’ 1859 novel A Tale of Two Cities, and remains popular today. Carlyle’s 1836 Sartor Resartus is a notable philosophical novel.
Quotes by Thomas Carlyle…
The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.
The eternal stars shine out as soon as it is dark enough.