George Meredith Quotes

33 George Meredith quotes:

"Memoirs are the backstairs of history."
"Speech is the small change of silence."
"Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose."
"Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul when hot for certainties in this our life!"
"She poured a little social sewage into his ears."
Author: Meredith Quotes Category: English Novelist Quotes Ears 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."
"Cynicism is intellectual dandyism."
"The well of true wit is truth itself."
"Kissing don't last: cookery do!"
"The season of love is the carnival of egoism and it brings a touchstone to our natures."
"A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power."
"Around the ancient track marched, rank on rank, / The army of unalterable law."
"Passions spin the plot: We are betrayed by what is false within."
Author: Meredith Quotes Category: Passion Quotes Betrayal Quotes
"She whom I love is hard to catch and conquer, / Hard, but O the glory of the winning were she won!"
Author: Meredith Quotes Category: Glory Quotes
"The well of true wit is truth itself"
Author: Meredith Quotes Category: Truth Quotes
"There is nothing the body suffers the soul may not profit by."
"Caricature is rough truth."
"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!"
"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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