George Meredith

George Meredith

British Author

Lived from: 1828-1909

Quotes: George Meredith

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    A human act once set in motion flows on forever to the great account. Our deathlessness is in what we do, not in what we are.
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    A kiss is but a kiss now! and no wave of a great flood that whirls me to the sea. But, as you will! we'll sit contentedly, and eat our pot of honey on the grave.
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    Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul when hot for certainties in this our life!
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    Caricature is rough truth.
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    Cynicism is intellectual dandyism.
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    Cynism is intellectual dandyism.
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    I expect that Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man.
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    Kissing don't last: cookery do!
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    Memoirs are the backstairs of history.
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    Not till the fire is dying in the grate, Look we for any kinship with the stars. Oh, wisdom never comes when it is gold, And the great price we paid for it full worth: We have it only when we are half earth. Little avails that coinage to the old!
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    Passions spin the plot: We are betrayed by what is false within.
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    Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity.
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    She poured a little social sewage into his ears.
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    Speech is the small change of silence.
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    That rarest gift to Beauty, Common Sense!
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