George Eliot Quotes

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

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms

George Eliot

She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.

George Eliot

A suppressed resolve will betray itself in the eyes.

George Eliot

The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.

George Eliot

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.

George Eliot

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.

George Eliot

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!

George Eliot

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen each other in all labour, to minister to each other in all sorrow, to share with each other in all gladness, to be one with each other in the silent unspoken memories?

George Eliot

Affection is the broadest basis of good in life.

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.

George Eliot

What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life- to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories ...

George Eliot

What difference is there, do you think, between those in Plato's cave who can only marvel at the shadows and images of various objects, provided they are content and don't know what they miss, and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things?

George Eliot

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

George Eliot
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