The Collected Works of Thomas Carlyle, Volume 13

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Chapman and Hall, 1864

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Page 88 - Revenge," my friends ! revenge, and the natural hatred of scoundrels, and the ineradicable tendency to revancher oneself upon them, and pay them what they have merited : this is f orevermore intrinsically a correct, and even a divine feeling in the mind of every man.
Page 267 - Who made the Pig?' Unknown; — perhaps the Porkbutcher ? "8. 'Have you Law and Justice in Pigdom ?' Pigs of observation have discerned that there is, or was once supposed to be, a thing called justice. Undeniably at least there is a sentiment in Pig-nature called indignation...
Page 22 - Indies, not indolent two-legged cattle, however " happy" over their abundant pumpkins ! Both these things, we may be assured, the immortal gods have decided upon, passed their eternal Act of Parliament for: and both of them, though all terrestrial Parliaments and entities oppose it to the death, shall be done. Quashee, if he will not help in...
Page 47 - ... this is thought to be the true solution of all difficulties and injustices that have occurred between man and man. To rectify the relation that exists between two men, is there no method, then, but that of ending it ? The old relation has become unsuitable, obsolete, perhaps unjust ; it imperatively requirefrto be amended ; and the remedy is, Abolish it, let there henceforth be no relation at all. From the ' Sacrament of Marriage ' downwards, human beings used to be manifoldly related.
Page 10 - Slavery is not so easy to be abolished ; it will long continue, in spite of acts of parliament. And shall I tell you which is the one intolerable sort of slavery ; the slavery over which the very gods weep ? That sort is not rifest in the West Indies ; but, with all its sad fruits, prevails in nobler countries. It is the slavery of the strong to the weak ; of the great and noble-minded to the small and mean ! The slavery of Wisdom to Folly. When Folly all
Page 218 - The free man is he who is loyal to the Laws of this Universe ; who in his heart sees and knows, across all contradictions, that injustice cannot befall him here; that except by sloth and cowardly falsity evil is not possible here. The first symptom of such a man is not that he resists and rebels, but that he obeys. As poor Henry Marten wrote in Chepstow Castle long ago, " Reader, if thou an oft-told tale wilt trurt, Thou'lt gladly do and suffer what thou must.
Page 45 - I say, it is the everlasting privilege of the foolish to be governed by the wise; to be guided in the right path by those who know it better than they. This is the first
Page 143 - ... the gods, this must yet one day be ; this, by all the Divine Silences that rule this Universe, silent to fools, eloquent and awful to the hearts of the wise, is incessantly at this moment, and at all moments, commanded to begin to be. Unspeakable deliverance, and new destiny of thousand-fold expanded manfulness for all men, dawns out of the Future here. To me has fallen the godlike task of initiating all that: of me and of my Colonies, the abstruse Future asks, Are you wise enough for so sublime...
Page 23 - Whites, so soon as this bewilderment of philanthropic and other jargon abates from them, and their poor eyes get to discern a little what the Facts are and what the Laws are, will strike into another course, I apprehend! I apprehend they will, as a preliminary, resolutely refuse to permit the Black man any privilege whatever of pumpkins till he agree for work in return. Not a square inch of soil in those fruitful Isles, purchased by British blood, shall any Black man hold to grow pumpkins for him,...
Page 266 - Swine's-trough, consisting of solid and liquid, and of other contrasts and kinds ;— especially consisting of attainable and unattainable, the latter in immensely greater quantities for most pigs. "2. Moral evil is unattainability of Pig's-wash; moral good, attainability of ditto.

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