George Eliot Quotes

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

George Eliot

The reward of one duty is the power to fulfil another.

George Eliot

In high vengeance there is noble scorn.

George Eliot

But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

Speech is often barren; but silence also does not necessarily brood over a full nest. Your still fowl, blinking at you without remark, may all the while be sitting on one addled egg; and when it takes to cackling will have nothing to announce but that addled delusion.

George Eliot

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.

George Eliot

The reward of one duty done is the power to fulfill another

George Eliot

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.

George Eliot

But most of us are apt to settle within ourselves that the man who blocks our way is odious, and not to mind causing him a little of the disgust which his personality excites in ourselves.

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

I could not live in peace if I put the shadow of a wilful sin between myself and God.

George Eliot

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.

George Eliot

If Darwin's theory should be true, it will not degrade man; it will simply raise the whole animal world into dignity, leaving man as far in advance as he is at present

George Eliot

n the love of a brave and faithful man there is always a strain of maternal tenderness; he gives out again those beams of protecting fondness which were shed on him as he lay on his mother's knee.

George Eliot
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