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Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face. ...
by George Eliot

Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
- George Eliot

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Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot PHOTO

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

 

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
- George Eliot

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say,
abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
- George Eliot

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I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.
- George Eliot

Our deeds still travel with us from afar,
and what we have been makes us what we are.
- George Eliot

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch
at one end and an alphabet at the other.
- George Eliot

Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
- George Eliot

Animals are such agreeable friends -
they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more
roses we must plant more trees.
- George Eliot

Those who trust us educate us.
- George Eliot

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
- George Eliot

No story is the same to us after a lapse of time;
or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.
- George Eliot

Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness
is under a love which it cannot return.
- George Eliot

No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love,
and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.
- George Eliot

Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and
prepare one's self to do without it.
- George Eliot

We must not sit still and look for miracles;
up and doing,
and the Lord will be with thee.
Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus,
will do anything.
- George Eliot

Excessive literary production is a social offense.
- George Eliot

I'm not denyin' the women are foolish.
God Almighty made 'em to match the men.
- George Eliot

Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where
he breeds life to feed him.
Cries of pain are music for his banquet.
- George Eliot

The intense happiness of our union is derived in a
high degree from the perfect freedom with which we
each follow and declare our own impressions.
- George Eliot

Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that
which is the most painful course.
- George Eliot

Great things are not done by impulse,
but by a series of small things brought together.
- George Eliot

And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her,
half her strength must be concealment.
- George Eliot

Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.
- George Eliot

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

Play not with paradoxes.
That caustic which you handle in order to scorch others
may happen to sear your own fingers and make them dead
to the quality of things.
- George Eliot

There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life.
- George Eliot

The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.
- George Eliot

Is it not rather what we expect in men,
that they should have numerous strands of experience
lying side by side and never compare them with each other?
- George Eliot

Little children are still the symbol of the eternal
marriage between love and duty.
- George Eliot

That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly;
he wants to make sure one fool tells him he's wise.
- George Eliot

What greater thing is there for two human souls than
to feel that they are joined -
to strengthen each other -
to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
- George Eliot

When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from,
but our severity.
- George Eliot

There are many victories worse than a defeat.
- George Eliot

Genius at first is little more than a great capacity
for receiving discipline.
- George Eliot

Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
- George Eliot

What makes life dreary is the want of a motive.
- George Eliot

More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple
human pity that will not forsake us.
- George Eliot

A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
- George Eliot

An election is coming.
Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere
interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
- George Eliot

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
- George Eliot

In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.
- George Eliot

Excellence encourages one about life generally;
it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
- George Eliot

Hostesses who entertain much must make up their parties
as ministers make up their cabinets,
on grounds other than personal liking.
- George Eliot

I should like to know what is the proper function of women,
if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home,
and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out.
- George Eliot

The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision.
- George Eliot

No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.
- George Eliot

Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.
- George Eliot

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

All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
- George Eliot

No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
- George Eliot

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing
while we are thoroughly alive.
There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good,
and we must hunger after them.
- George Eliot

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
- George Eliot

The best augury of a man's success in his profession
is that he thinks it the finest in the world.
- George Eliot

People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.
- George Eliot

I'm proof against that word failure.
I've seen behind it.
The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of
cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
- George Eliot

Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.
- George Eliot

Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma.
Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath
of science is a contest with mistake,
and must keep the conscience alive.
- George Eliot

The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest.
You are always being asked to do things,
and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.
- George Eliot

It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly
captivated by a woman nearly the opposite of his ideal.
- George Eliot

For what is love itself, for the one we love best?
An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better
than any joys outside our love.
- George Eliot

To have in general but little feeling,
seems to be the only security against feeling too much
on any particular occasion.
- George Eliot

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!
- George Eliot

The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
- George Eliot

Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through.
- George Eliot

The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome,
dubious eggs, called possibilities.
- George Eliot

When death, the great reconciler, has come,
it is never our tenderness that we repent of,
but our severity.
- George Eliot


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