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

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

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

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

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Those who trust us educate us.
- George Eliot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.
- 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

Consequences are unpitying.
- 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

There are some cases in which the sense of injury breeds
not the will to inflict injuries and climb over them as a ladder,
but a hatred of all injury.
- 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

Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution.
- George Eliot

There are many victories worse than a defeat.
- 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

There is only one failure in life possible,
and that is not to be true to the best one knows.
- 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

Hobbies are apt to run away with us,
you know; it doesn't do to be run away with.
We must keep the reins.
- George Eliot

An ass may bray a good while before he shakes the stars down.
- George Eliot

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

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

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

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

Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.
- George Eliot

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

I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
- George Eliot

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
- George Eliot

Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress.
- George Eliot

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

In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience
had petrified into maxims and quotations.
- George Eliot

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

But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment,
in which each feels that the other is feeling something,
having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with.
- George Eliot

Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled.
If one is not to get into a rage sometimes,
what is the good of being friends?
- George Eliot

It always remains true that if we had been greater,
circumstance would have been less strong against us.
- 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

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

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

You may try but you can never imagine what it is to
have a man's form of genius in you,
and to suffer the slavery of being a girl.
- George Eliot

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

In every parting there is an image of death.
- George Eliot

You should read history and look at ostracism,
persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing.
They always happen to the best men, you know.
- George Eliot

A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger,
else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet;
her happiness is to be made as cakes are,
by a fixed recipe.
- George Eliot

Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.
- George Eliot

Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot
out the glory of the world,
and leave only a margin by which we see the blot? I
know no speck so troublesome as self.
- George Eliot

Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of
an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
- George Eliot

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

There is a great deal of unmapped country within us
which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.
- George Eliot

But human experience is usually paradoxical,
that means incongruous with the phrases of current
talk or even current philosophy.
- George Eliot

He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
- George Eliot

Failure after long perseverance is much grander than
never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.
- George Eliot

Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral.
They have the same effect of grating incongruity as
the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night.
- 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

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

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

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in
which there is much agreement,
much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
- George Eliot

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

Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul;
unbelief,
in denying them.
- George Eliot

When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves,
whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion.
- George Eliot

We must find our duties in what comes to us,
not in what might have been.
- George Eliot

Rome - the city of visible history, where the past
of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession
with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.
- 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


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