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Jane Welsh Carlyle

Scottish,  Writer
Total Quotes : 26
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drunk Kind Rely

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

- 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

Behind Lord Some

They call me 'sweet,' and 'gentle'; and some of the men go the length of calling me 'endearing,' and I laugh in my sleeve and think, 'Oh, Lord! If you but knew what a brimstone of a creature I am behind all this beautiful amiability!'

- 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

Grow Descend Ideal

Who knows but I shall grow reasonable at last, descend from my ideal heaven to the real earth, marry, and - Oh Plato! - make a pudding?

- 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

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

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

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