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Jane Welsh Carlyle (1801 – 1866)


Wife of Thomas Carlyle and a well-known writer of letters.
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Jane Welsh Carlyle
If they had said that the sun or the moon had gone out of the heavens, it could not have struck me with the idea of a more awful and dreary blank in creation than the words: "Byron is dead!"
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I can see that the Lady has a genius for ruling, whilst I have a genius for not being ruled.
Carlyle
Instead of boiling up individuals into the species, I would draw a chalk circle round every individuality, and preach to it to keep within that, and preserve and cultivate its identity.




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A positive engagement to marry a certain person at a certain time, at all haps and hazards, I have always considered the most ridiculous thing on earth.
Carlyle Jane Welsh
The triumphal-procession-air which, in our manners and customs, is given to marriage at the outset that singing of Te Deum before the battle has begun.
Jane Welsh Carlyle quotes
When one has been threatened with a great injustice, one accepts a smaller as a favour.
Jane Welsh Carlyle
The surest way to get a thing in this life is to be prepared for doing without it, to the exclusion even of hope.
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Not a hundredth part of the thoughts in my head have ever been or ever will be spoken or written as long as I keep my senses, at least.
Carlyle
In spite of the honestest efforts to annihilate my I-ity, or merge it in what the world doubtless considers my better half, I still find myself a self-subsisting, and, alas! self-seeking me.
Carlyle Jane Welsh
Oh Lord! If you but knew what a brimstone of a creature I am behind all this beautiful amiability!
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