Quotes by George Eliot

George Eliot

George Eliot

English writer and poet

Alive from: 1819-1880

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary) | CountryEngels

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    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.
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    But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something, having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with.
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    But the mother's yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of real human love, feels the presence of the cherished child even in the debased, degraded man.
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    But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
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    Certainly, the mistakes that we male and female mortals make when we have our own way might fairly raise some wonder that we're so fond of it.
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    Children demand that their heroes should be freckleless, and easily believe them so: perhaps a first discovery to the contrary is less revolutionary shock to a passionate child than the threatened downfall of habitual beliefs which makes the world seem to totter for us in maturer life.
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    Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet
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    Each thought is a nail that is driven In structures that cannot decay; And the mansion at last will be given To us as we build it each day.
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    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.
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    Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
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    Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.
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    Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.
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    For what is love itself, for the one we love best? An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love.
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    Friendships begin with liking or gratitude roots that can be pulled up.
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    Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
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