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Jane Welsh Carlyle

Scottish,  Writer
Total Quotes : 26
Living Bearing Chiefly

'On earth the living have much to bear;' the difference is chiefly in the manner of bearing, and my manner of bearing is far from being the best.

- Jane Welsh Carlyle

Wanting Swallow Chest

Homeopathy - an invention of the Father of Lies! I have tried it and found it wanting. I would swallow their whole doles' medicine chest for sixpence, and be sure of finding myself neither better nor worse for it.

- Jane Welsh Carlyle

Other Rather Declare

I declare I would rather be a kitten and cry, 'Mew!' than live as I see many of my female acquaintances do, tearing each other's characters to pieces, and wearing out their lives in vanity and vexation of spirit.

- Jane Welsh Carlyle

Intentions Am Out

Either I am just what God intended me for, or God cannot 'carry out' His intentions, it would seem.

- Jane Welsh Carlyle

Think Young German

I do think there is much truth in the Young German idea that marriage is a shockingly immoral institution, as well as what we have long known it for - an extremely disagreeable one.

- Jane Welsh Carlyle

Destiny Will Heartless

A fashionable wife! Oh! Never will I be anything so heartless! I have pictured for myself a far higher destiny than this. - Will it ever be more than a picture?

- Jane Welsh Carlyle

Enjoy Idea Rather

How many precious things do we not already possess which others have not - have hardly an idea of! Let us enjoy these, then, and bless God that we are permitted to enjoy them, rather than importune His goodness with vain longings for more.

- Jane Welsh Carlyle

Long Snail Been

I have lived so long among people who do not understand me, been so long accustomed to refrain and disguise myself for fear of being laughed at, that I have grown as difficult to come at as a snail in a shell; and what is worse, I cannot come out of my shell when I wish it.

- Jane Welsh Carlyle

Feel Will Bereavement

Never does one feel oneself so utterly helpless as in trying to speak comfort for great bereavement. I will not try it. Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother.

- Jane Welsh Carlyle

Drunk Kind Rely

I rely on the promise, 'God is kind to women, fools, and drunk people.'

- Jane Welsh Carlyle

Woman Another Feels

Does not a man physically tremble under the mere look of a wild beast or fellow-man that is stronger than himself? Does not a woman redden all over when she feels her lover's eyes on her? How then should one doubt the mysterious power of one individual over another?

- Jane Welsh Carlyle

Doing Next Ashamed

It is much to be wished that one had a post that knew what it was doing again; and lawmakers that knew what they were doing. If I were the Government, I should feel rather ashamed of making regulations one month and unmaking them the next.

- Jane Welsh Carlyle

Could Feels Them

One feels as if it could never, never be less. And yet all griefs, when there is no bitterness in them, are soothed down by time.

- Jane Welsh Carlyle

Love Always Sure

But what are friends? What is a husband, even, compared with one's Mother? Of her love, one is always so sure! It is the only love that nothing - not even misconduct on our part - can take away from us.

- Jane Welsh Carlyle

Doing Prepared Exclusion

The surest way to get a thing in this life is to be prepared for doing without it, to the exclusion even of hope.

- Jane Welsh Carlyle

Children Only Glittering

The glittering baits of titles and honours are only for children and fools.

- Jane Welsh Carlyle

Mother Loss Only

Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother.

- Jane Welsh Carlyle

Effort Other Main

One of the main uses of a home is to stay in it, when one is too weak and spiritless for conforming, without effort, to the ways of other houses.

- Jane Welsh Carlyle

Young Young Children

Young children are such nasty little beasts!

- Jane Welsh Carlyle

Stupid Fact About

Teaching, I find, is not the most amusing thing on earth; in fact, with a stupid lump for a Pupil, it is about the most irksome.

- Jane Welsh Carlyle