|Can there be a more horrible object in existence than an eloquent man not speaking the truth?|
Harvard Classics, Vol. 25, Part 4
Inaugural Address at Edinburgh University
2nd April 1866
On Being Installed As Rector of the University There
Later published under the title “On the Choice of Books,” this oration is a clear statement of Carlyle’s moral passions.
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