George Meredith Quotes

33 George Meredith quotes:

"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!"
"Each one of an affectionate couple may be willing, as we say, to die for the other, yet unwilling to utter the agreeable word at the right moment"
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"A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power."
"She poured a little social sewage into his ears."
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"Cynicism is intellectual dandyism"
"Kissing don't last: cookery do!"
"Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity."
Author: Meredith Quotes Category: English Novelist Quotes Obligation Quotes
"Don't just count your years, make your years count."
"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."
"Memoirs are the backstairs of history."
"Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered."
"Caricature is rough truth."
"The man of science is nothing if not a poet gone wrong."
"Speech is the small change of silence."
"I expect that Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man."
"Cynicism is intellectual dandyism."
"Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose."
"The well of true wit is truth itself."
"I expect Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man."
"Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul when hot for certainties in this our life!"

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