George Eliot Quotes

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

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

George Eliot

The reward of one's duty is the power to fulfill 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

No man can be wise on an empty stomach.

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

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

George Eliot

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

George Eliot

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

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
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