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George Eliot Quotes

189 George Eliot quotes:

"There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism."
"Play not with paradoxes. That caustic which you handle in order to scorch others may happen to sear your own fingers and make them dead to the quality of things."
"Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return."
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"There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope."
"It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old."
"Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline."
"Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another."
"The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice."
"The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice."
"Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult."
"The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone."
"Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure."
"It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them."
"Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand."
"No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from."
"We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment."
"Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of distinct ideas."
"The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men."
"The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words."
"Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them."

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