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George Eliot quotes: How can one ever do anything nobly Christian, living among people with such petty thoughts? How can one ever do anything nobly Christian, living among people with such petty thoughts?
George Eliot quotes: The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another. The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
George Eliot quotes: What courage and patience are wanted for every life that aims to produce anything! What courage and patience are wanted for every life that aims to produce anything!
George Eliot quotes: Steady work turns genius to a loom. Steady work turns genius to a loom.
George Eliot quotes: All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other. All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.
George Eliot quotes: In no part of the world is genteel visiting founded on esteem, in the absence of suitable furniture and complete dinner-service. In no part of the world is genteel visiting founded on esteem, in the absence of suitable furniture and complete dinner-service.
George Eliot quotes: But at present this caution against a too hasty judgment interests me more in relation to Mr. Casaubon than to his young cousin. If But at present this caution against a too hasty judgment interests me more in relation to Mr. Casaubon than to his young cousin. If
George Eliot quotes: Only in another sort of pinfold than that from which she had been released. Lydgate's advice Only in another sort of pinfold than that from which she had been released. Lydgate's advice
George Eliot quotes: Solomon's Proverbs, I think, have omitted to say, that as the sore palate findeth grit, so an uneasy consciousness heareth innuendos. Solomon's Proverbs, I think, have omitted to say, that as the sore palate findeth grit, so an uneasy consciousness heareth innuendos.
George Eliot quotes: Miserliness is a capital quality to run in families; it's the safe side for madness to dip on. Miserliness is a capital quality to run in families; it's the safe side for madness to dip on.
George Eliot quotes: Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow. Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow.
George Eliot quotes: A man never lies with more delicious languor under the influence of a passion than when he has persuaded himself that he shall subdue it to-morrow. A man never lies with more delicious languor under the influence of a passion than when he has persuaded himself that he shall subdue it to-morrow.
George Eliot quotes: The yoke a man creates for himself by wrong-doing will breed hate in the kindliest nature. The yoke a man creates for himself by wrong-doing will breed hate in the kindliest nature.
George Eliot quotes: We want people to feel with us more than to act for us. We want people to feel with us more than to act for us.
George Eliot quotes: Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
George Eliot quotes: No man can begin to mould himself on a faith or an idea without rising to a higher order of experience. No man can begin to mould himself on a faith or an idea without rising to a higher order of experience.
George Eliot quotes: The last refuge of intolerance is in not tolerating the intolerant ... The last refuge of intolerance is in not tolerating the intolerant ...
George Eliot quotes: To the receptive soul the river of life pauseth not, nor is diminished. To the receptive soul the river of life pauseth not, nor is diminished.
George Eliot quotes: Our selfishness is so robust and many-clutching that, well encouraged, it easily devours all sustenance away from our poor little scruples. Our selfishness is so robust and many-clutching that, well encouraged, it easily devours all sustenance away from our poor little scruples.
George Eliot quotes: I not only want to be loved, I want to be told that I'm loved. I not only want to be loved, I want to be told that I'm loved.
George Eliot quotes: Hostesses who entertain much must make up their parties as ministers make up their cabinets, on grounds other than personal liking. Hostesses who entertain much must make up their parties as ministers make up their cabinets, on grounds other than personal liking.
George Eliot quotes: Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness. Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness.
George Eliot quotes: the devil will be having his finger in what we call our duties as well as our sins. Mayhap the devil will be having his finger in what we call our duties as well as our sins. Mayhap
George Eliot quotes: Where women love each other, men learn to smother their mutual dislike. Where women love each other, men learn to smother their mutual dislike.
George Eliot quotes: In this stupid world, most people never consider that a thing is good to be done unless it is done by their own set. In this stupid world, most people never consider that a thing is good to be done unless it is done by their own set.
George Eliot quotes: In every parting there is an image of death. In every parting there is an image of death.
George Eliot quotes: I shall never forget you. I have never forgotten anyone whom I once knew. My life has never been crowded, and seems not likely to be so. I shall never forget you. I have never forgotten anyone whom I once knew. My life has never been crowded, and seems not likely to be so.
George Eliot quotes: I shall be glad of a cup of coffee as soon as possible. I shall be glad of a cup of coffee as soon as possible.
George Eliot quotes: Few things hold the perception more thoroughly captive than anxiety about what we have got to say Few things hold the perception more thoroughly captive than anxiety about what we have got to say
George Eliot quotes: Teach love, for that is what you are. Teach love, for that is what you are.
George Eliot quotes: Genius ... is necessarily intolerant of fetters ... Genius ... is necessarily intolerant of fetters ...
George Eliot quotes: sympathy is but a living again through our own past in a new form, sympathy is but a living again through our own past in a new form,
George Eliot quotes: One way of getting an idea of our fellow-countrymen's miseries is to go and look at their pleasures. One way of getting an idea of our fellow-countrymen's miseries is to go and look at their pleasures.
George Eliot quotes: Fine art, poetry, that kind of thing, elevates a nation ... Fine art, poetry, that kind of thing, elevates a nation ...
George Eliot quotes: Her little butterfly soul fluttered incessantly between memory and dubious expectation. Her little butterfly soul fluttered incessantly between memory and dubious expectation.
George Eliot quotes: Stone Court were scenting the air quite impartially, as if Mr. Raffles Stone Court were scenting the air quite impartially, as if Mr. Raffles
George Eliot quotes: It's no use filling your pocket with money if you have got a hole in the corner. It's no use filling your pocket with money if you have got a hole in the corner.
George Eliot quotes: We are all of us born in moral stupidity, taking the world as an udder to feed our supreme selves We are all of us born in moral stupidity, taking the world as an udder to feed our supreme selves
George Eliot quotes: Those old stories of visions and dreams guiding men have their truth; we are saved by making the future present to ourselves. Those old stories of visions and dreams guiding men have their truth; we are saved by making the future present to ourselves.
George Eliot quotes: It is better - it shall be better with me because I have known you. It is better - it shall be better with me because I have known you.
George Eliot quotes: People talk about evidence as if it could really be weighed in scales by a blind Justice. People talk about evidence as if it could really be weighed in scales by a blind Justice.
George Eliot quotes: I love not to be choked with other men's thoughts. I love not to be choked with other men's thoughts.
George Eliot quotes: Even in 1831 Lowick was at peace, not more agitated by Reform than by the solemn tenor of the Sunday sermon. The Even in 1831 Lowick was at peace, not more agitated by Reform than by the solemn tenor of the Sunday sermon. The
George Eliot quotes: I should never like scolding any one else so well; and that is a point to be thought of in a husband. I should never like scolding any one else so well; and that is a point to be thought of in a husband.
George Eliot quotes: That golden sky, which was the doubly blessed symbol of advancing day and of approaching rest. That golden sky, which was the doubly blessed symbol of advancing day and of approaching rest.
George Eliot quotes: If you could make a pudding wi' thinking o' the batter, it 'ud be easy getting dinner. If you could make a pudding wi' thinking o' the batter, it 'ud be easy getting dinner.
George Eliot quotes: One has to spend many years in learning how to be happy. One has to spend many years in learning how to be happy.
George Eliot quotes: It is seldom that the miserable can help regarding their misery as a wrong inflicted by those who are less miserable It is seldom that the miserable can help regarding their misery as a wrong inflicted by those who are less miserable
George Eliot quotes: Miss Brooke's large eyes seemed, like her religion, too unusual and striking. Miss Brooke's large eyes seemed, like her religion, too unusual and striking.
George Eliot quotes: A woman may get to love by degrees - the best fire does not flare up the soonest. A woman may get to love by degrees - the best fire does not flare up the soonest.
George Eliot quotes: Happily she never attempted to joke, and this perhaps was the most decisive mark of her cleverness Happily she never attempted to joke, and this perhaps was the most decisive mark of her cleverness
George Eliot quotes: There is no sorrow I have thought about more than that - to love what is great, and try to reach it, and yet to fail. There is no sorrow I have thought about more than that - to love what is great, and try to reach it, and yet to fail.
George Eliot quotes: Our good depends on the quality and breadth of our emotions. Our good depends on the quality and breadth of our emotions.
George Eliot quotes: Brothers are so unpleasant. Brothers are so unpleasant.
George Eliot quotes: Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker. Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.
George Eliot quotes: Wit is a form of force that leaves the limbs at rest. Wit is a form of force that leaves the limbs at rest.
George Eliot quotes: We are not apt to fear for the fearless, when we are companions in their danger. We are not apt to fear for the fearless, when we are companions in their danger.
George Eliot quotes: In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause. In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
George Eliot quotes: Adventure is not outside man; it is within. Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
George Eliot quotes: The sweetest of all success is that which one wins by hard exertion ... The sweetest of all success is that which one wins by hard exertion ...
George Eliot quotes: The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory. The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory.
George Eliot quotes: A child, more than all other gifts That earth can offer to declining man, Brings hope with it, and forward-looking thoughts. - WORDSWORTH. A child, more than all other gifts That earth can offer to declining man, Brings hope with it, and forward-looking thoughts. - WORDSWORTH.
George Eliot quotes: I cannot imagine myself without some opinion, but I wish to have good reasons for them. I cannot imagine myself without some opinion, but I wish to have good reasons for them.
George Eliot quotes: People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest neighbors. People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest neighbors.
George Eliot quotes: I protest against any absolute conclusion. I protest against any absolute conclusion.
George Eliot quotes: Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty. Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.
George Eliot quotes: To know intense joy without a strong bodily frame, one must have an enthusiastic soul. To know intense joy without a strong bodily frame, one must have an enthusiastic soul.
George Eliot quotes: Giants have an immemorial right to stupidity and insolent abuse. Giants have an immemorial right to stupidity and insolent abuse.
George Eliot quotes: The wit of a family is usually best received among strangers. The wit of a family is usually best received among strangers.