George Eliot Quotes

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life? [there] to strengthen each other [and] to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.

George Eliot

Our impartiality is kept for abstract merit and demerit, which none of us ever saw.

George Eliot

Errors look so very ugly in persons of small means one feels they are taking quite a liberty in going astray whereas people of fortune may naturally indulge in a few delinquencies.

George Eliot

Breed is stronger than pasture.

George Eliot

One way of getting an idea of our fellow-countrymen's miseries is to go and look at their pleasures.

George Eliot

It is in those acts which we call trivialities that the seeds of joy are forever wasted.

George Eliot

It is never too late to be what we might have been.

George Eliot

It was not that she was out of temper, but that the world was not equal to the demands of her fine organism.

George Eliot

But certain winds will make men's temper bad.

George Eliot

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

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

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

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

The most solid comfort one can fall back upon is the thought that the business of one's life is to help in some small way to reduce the sum of ignorance, degradation and misery on the face of this beautiful earth.

George Eliot

Ignorance is not so damnable as humbug, but when it prescribes pills it may happen to do more harm

George Eliot

Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities

George Eliot
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