"Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world." -Thomas Carlyle

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"What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books."

— Thomas Carlyle

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"Democracy is, by the nature of it, a self-canceling business; and it gives in the long run a net result of zero."

— Thomas Carlyle 

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"We have profoundly forgotten everywhere that cash-payment is not the sole relation of human beings."

— Thomas Carlyle 

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"Modern science gives lectures on botany, to show there is no such thing as a flower; on humanity, to show there is no such thing as a man; and on theology, to show there is no such thing as a God. No such thing as a man, but only a mechanism, No such thing as a God, but only a series of forces.
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— John Ruskin

"The opinion of ten thousand men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject."

— Marcus Aurelius

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"Our life is what our thoughts make it."

— Marcus Aurelius 

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"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts."

— Marcus Aurelius

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"If someone can prove me wrong and show me my mistake in any thought or action, I shall gladly change. I seek the truth, which never harmed anyone: the harm is to persist in one’s own self-deception and ignorance."

— Marcus Aurelius

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