Thomas Carlyle — Scottish Philosopher born on December 04, 1795, died on February 05, 1881

Thomas Carlyle was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher. Considered one of the most important social commentators of his time, he presented many lectures during his lifetime with certain acclaim in the Victorian era. One of those conferences resulted in his famous work On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and The Heroic in History where he explains that the key role in history lies in the actions of the "Great Man", claiming that "History is nothing but the biography of the Great Man"... (wikipedia)

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith.
There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.