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.

George Eliot

Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other?

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

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

In travelling I shape myself betimes to idleness And take fools' pleasure

George Eliot

Blessed influence of one true loving human soul on another.

George Eliot

The responsibility of tolerance lies in those who have the wider vision.

George Eliot

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

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

George Eliot

A difference of tastes in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.

George Eliot

Blows are sarcasm's turned stupid.

George Eliot

The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.

George Eliot

We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.

George Eliot

The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.

George Eliot
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