British Author Quotes


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"What makes life dreary is the want of a motive."
"Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night."
"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."
"Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot? I know no speck so troublesome as self."
"Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: British Author Quotes Indifference Quotes
"Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love."
"All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other."
"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."
"Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face."
Author: Eliot Quotes Category: British Author Quotes Moms Quotes
"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."
"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
"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."


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