Thomas Carlyle was a historian, philosopher, mathematician and writer from Scotland who went on to become one of the most influential thinkers and intellectuals of the 19th century. Carlyle was a noted histo-rian who wrote an authoritative account of the French Revolution in the form of his seminal work ‘The French Revolution: A History’. Some of his other famous works include the novel ‘Sartor Resartus’ and his book of collected lectures titled ‘On Heroes, Hero Worship and The Heroic in History’. Additionally, he wrote plenty of essays, books on philosophy and satirical texts that remain popular to this day. On the other hand, he was also an accomplished mathematician, who is credited with the concept of Carlyle Circle, which is employed in algebra and geometry. Thomas Carlye was also responsible for the setting up of the world famous London Library after he grew unhappy with the facilities at the British National Library. Carlyle was also well-known for his profound thoughts, wit and dry humour; which also gave rise to an enviably large collection of quotes and wisecracks. Here are some of the selected quotes from the man who is credited with terming Economics as ‘the dismal science’.