Jane Welsh Carlyle
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Jane Welsh Carlyle
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…
Such then is this future Husband of mine; not a great man according to the most common sense of the word, but truly great in…
Men may be rivals, opponents in their fortunes, and yet be friends in their hearts and fair towards each other’s worth; but woman, the instant…
It is odd what notions men seem to have of the scantiness of a woman’s resources. They do not find it anything out of nature…
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…
Indeed, I should be very stupid or very thankless if I did not congratulate myself every hour of the day on the lot which it…
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…
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…
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…
How many precious things do we not already possess which others have not – have hardly an idea of! Let us enjoy these, then, and…
Homeopathy – an invention of the Father of Lies! I have tried it and found it wanting. I would swallow their whole doles’ medicine chest…
Who knows but I shall grow reasonable at last, descend from my ideal heaven to the real earth, marry, and – Oh Plato! – make…
Use the noble gifts which God has given you!
Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother.
There is nothing like a good bit of pain for taking the conceit out of one.
There is never much to be feared for anyone that is born with sense and truth in him, whatever else he may have or want.
The surest way to get a thing in this life is to be prepared for doing without it, to the exclusion even of hope.
The habits of study in which I have been brought up have done much to support me. I never allow myself to be one moment…
The glittering baits of titles and honours are only for children and fools.
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…
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