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" The only happiness a brave man ever troubled himself with asking much about was happiness enough to get his work done. Not "I can't eat!" but "I can't work!" that was the burden of all wise complaining among men. It is, after all, the one unhappiness... "
Half-hours with Freethinkers - Page 84
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Works, Volume 7

Thomas Carlyle - 1840
...very paltry speculation is at bottom, if we will count well, not yet two centuries old in the world. The only happiness a brave man ever troubled himself...happiness enough to get his work done. Not " I can't eat !" but " I can't work 1" that was the burden of all wise complaining among men. It is, after all, the...
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Past and Present

Thomas Carlyle - Great Britain - 1843 - 387 pages
...very paltry speculation is at bottom, if we will count well, not yet two centuries old in the world. The only happiness a brave man ever troubled himself...work done. Not " I can't eat I" but " I can't work I" that was the burden of all wise complaining among men. It is, after all, the one unhappiness of...
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Past and Present, Page 3

Thomas Carlyle - Great Britain - 1843 - 399 pages
...very paltry speculation is at bottom, if we will count well, not yet two centuries old in the world. The only happiness a brave man ever troubled himself...happiness enough to get his work done. Not " I can't eat !" but " I can't work !" that was the burden of all wise complaining among men. It is, after all, the...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 54

England - 1843
...being's end and aim,' is at bottom, if we will count well, not yet two centuries old in the world. The only happiness a brave man ever troubled himself...happiness enough to get his work done. Not, ' I can't eat !' but, ' I can't work ! ' that was the burden of all wise complaining among men. It is, after all,...
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Past and Present

Thomas Carlyle - Great Britain - 1843 - 148 pages
...being's end and aim," is at bottom, if we will count well, not yet two centuries old in the world. The only happiness a brave man ever troubled himself with asking much about was, hxppiness enough to get his work done. Not "I can't eat!" but " I can'l work !" that was the burden...
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Southern Quarterly Review, Volume 5

Daniel Kimball Whitaker, Milton Clapp, William Gilmore Simms, James Henley Thornwell - 1844
...few remarks from the latest and wildest production of Carlyle's pen:* "The only happiness," says he, "a brave man ever troubled himself with asking much about was, happiness enough to get his work well done. Behold, the day is passing swiftly over; our life is passing swiftly over; and the night...
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Past and Present: Chartism, and Sartor Resartus

Thomas Carlyle - Chartism - 1848 - 386 pages
...very paltry speculation, is at bottom, if we will count well, not yet two centuries old in the world. The only happiness a brave man ever troubled himself...happiness enough to get his work done. Not " I can't eat!" but " I can't work !" that was the burden of all wise complaining among men. It is, after all, the...
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Social and Political Morality

William Lovett - Conduct of life - 1853 - 204 pages
...and intellectual beauty would appear, and society itself reveal the Orphic movement." — BUSKNELL. " The only happiness a brave man ever troubled himself...about, was happiness enough to get his work done." — CAKLYLE. "The object of all recreation is to increase our capacity for work, to keep the blood...
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Seed-grain for Thought and Discussion, Volume 1

Conduct of life - 1856
..."it isn't of the slightest consequence;"— and continued his philosophical discoursings with us ! The only happiness a brave man ever troubled himself...about was, happiness enough to get his work done. It is after all the one unhappiness of a man that he cannot work; cannot get his destiny as a man fulfilled....
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Passages selected from the writings of Thomas Carlyle, with a biogr. memoir ...

Thomas Carlyle - 1860
...Duty ! Thy second Duty will already have become clearer. Sartor Sesartui, p. 211. HAPPINESS ENOUGH. The only happiness a brave man ever troubled himself...happiness enough to get his work done. Not "I can't eat!" but "I can't work!" that was the burden of all wise complaining among men. It is, after all, the one...
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