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 (1801 - 1866)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
When one has been threatened with a great injustice, one accepts a smaller as a favour.
Source: Letters and Memorials, 1883, entry for 21 Nov 1855.
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