When one has been threatened with a great injustice, one accepts a smaller as a favour.
Jane Welsh Carlyle (1801 - 1866)
Source: Letters and Memorials, 1883, entry for 21 Nov 1855.
Contributed by: Zaady
The surest way to get a thing in this life is to be prepared for doing without it, to the exclusion even of hope.
It is sad and wrong to be so dependent for the life of my life on any human being as I am on you; but I cannot by any force of logic cure myself at this date, when it has become second nature.
Source: Letter; in The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, 1970.
The only thing that makes one place more attractive to me than another is the quantity of heart I find in it.
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