Best Quotes by Jane Welsh Carlyle (Top 8)

  1. The only thing that makes one place more attractive to me than another is the quantity of heart I find in it.
  2. 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.
  3. Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother.
  4. The surest way to get a thing in this life is to be prepared for doing without it, to the exclusion even of hope.
  5. Blessed be the inventor of photography! I set him above even the inventor of chloroform! It has given more positive pleasure to poor suffering humanity than anything else that has ''cast up'' in my time or is like to — this art by which even the ''poor'' can possess themselves of tolerable likenesses of their absent dear ones. And mustn't it be acting favorably on the morality of the country?
  6. People who are so dreadfully "devoted" to their wives are so apt, from mere habit, to get devoted to other people's wives as well.
  7. 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.
  8. When one has been threatened with a great injustice, one accepts a smaller as a favour.