Thomas Carlyle and the Dishonest Man

Carlyle came from a Scottish-Calvinist background. While he turned away from much of the faith, still there was embedded within him, that essential worldview way of understanding life. At the core of that was a profoundly religious-moral understanding of truth, beauty and goodness. So much of Carlyle's writings were to expose VICE and to encourage VIRTUE. Here is one of his observations.

Thomas Carlyle quote  On the Choice of Books, dishonest man

Whether the dishonest man is a politician, preacher, educator, businessmen or friend - they "darken counself by words he utters."

When our culture allows such people to be in positions of leadership - well, the old biblical word WOE - comes to mind.

Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International