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George Eliot
George Eliot
(1819 - 1880)
George Eliot pseudonym for Mrs. Mary Ann Lewes was a well-known English author who penned such works as "Silas Marner" in 1861 and "Middlemarch" in 1871.
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It's them that takes advantage that gets advantage i' this world.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot | Animals Quotes
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, refrains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
- George Eliot | Bores and Boredom Quotes
Necessity does the work of courage.
What makes life dreary is want of motive.
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust.
- George Eliot | Loneliness Quotes
Men's men: be they gentle or simple, they're much of a muchness.
- George Eliot | Men Quotes
Music sweeps by me as a messenger carrying a message that is not for me.
- George Eliot | Music Quotes
There is nothing will kill a man so soon as having nobody to find fault with but himself.
Speech may be barren; but it is ridiculous to suppose that silence is always brooding on a nestful of eggs.
- George Eliot | Silence Quotes
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
'Tis what I love determines how I love.
- George Eliot | Happiness Quotes
Hatred is like fire-it makes even light rubbish deadly.
- George Eliot | Forgiveness Quotes
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
- George Eliot | Other Side Quotes
Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold in the heart.
- George Eliot | Other Side Quotes
When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion.
- George Eliot | Other Side Quotes
What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other?
Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it; it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.
Blessed influence of one truly loving soul on another!
Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
- George Eliot | Friendship Quotes
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
- George Eliot | Friendship Quotes
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.
- George Eliot | Friendship Quotes
Animals are such agreeable friends- they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot | Friendship Quotes
The first condition of human goodness is something to love; the second, something to revere.
- George Eliot | God Quotes
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
- George Eliot | Faith and Unity Quotes
Those who trust us educate us.
- George Eliot | Faith and Unity Quotes
The desire to conquer is itself a sort of subjection.
- George Eliot | Self-Control Quotes
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
- George Eliot | Self-Control Quotes
Might, could, would-they are contemptible auxiliaries.
- George Eliot | Self-Confidence Quotes
Time, like money, is measured by our needs.
- George Eliot | One Day Quotes
The years seem to rush by now, and I think of death as a fast approaching end of a journey-double and treble reason for loving as well as working while it is day.
- George Eliot | One Day Quotes
It's but little good you'll go a-water-ing the last year's crop.
- George Eliot | The Past Quotes
Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.
- George Eliot | The Past Quotes
A woman's hopes are woven of sunbeams; a shadow annihilates them.
- George Eliot | Positive Quotes
An ass may bray a good while before he shakes the stars down.
- George Eliot | Positive Quotes
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.
- George Eliot | Positive Quotes
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
- George Eliot | Positive Quotes
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
- George Eliot | Positive Quotes
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them.
- George Eliot | Visualization Quotes
Life is measured by the rapidity of change, the succession of influences that modify the being.
- George Eliot | Change Quotes
The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
- George Eliot | Decisions Quotes
Decide on what you think is right, and stick to it.
- George Eliot | Decisions Quotes
Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.
- George Eliot | Decisions Quotes
The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.
- George Eliot | Decisions Quotes
What makes life dreary is want of motive.
- George Eliot | Motivation Quotes
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them.
- George Eliot | Motivation Quotes
Truth has rough flavors if we bite it through.
The scornful nostril and the high head gather not the odors that lie on the track of truth.
A fool or idiot is one who expects things to happen that never can happen.
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
In the multitude of middle-aged men who go about their vocations in a daily course determined for them much in the same way as they tie their cravats, there is always a good number who once meant to shape their own deeds and alter the world a little.
- George Eliot | Goals Quotes
No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.
Any coward can fight a battle when he's sure of winning.
Any coward can fight a battle when he's sure of winning.
- George Eliot | Courage Quotes
It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will have it if they cannot find it.
- George Eliot | Getting Going Quotes
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
- George Eliot | Getting Going Quotes
Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
- George Eliot | Perfection Quotes
'Tis God gives skill, but not without men's hands: he could not make Antonio Stradivarius violins without Antonio.
- George Eliot | Action Quotes
There's folks 'ud stand on their heads and then say the fault was i' their boots.
The only failure a man ought to fear is failure in cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
The only failure a man ought to fear is failure in cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.
Better a false belief than no belief at all.
Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution.
- George Eliot | Self-Pity Quotes
There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief that does not find relief in music.
- George Eliot | Applause Quotes
Animals are such agreeable friends; they ask no questions, pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot | Animals Quotes
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
- George Eliot | Distrust Quotes
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot | Friends Quotes
A woman's hopes are woven of sunbeams; a shadow annihilates them.
- George Eliot | Hope Quotes
Oh, may I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead who live again.
- George Eliot | Immortality Quotes
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.
- George Eliot | Pity Quotes
He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
- George Eliot | Self-Love Quotes
It's no use filling your pocket with money if you have got a hole in the corner.
- George Eliot | Thrift Quotes
Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.
- George Eliot | Word Quotes
Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
- George Eliot | Friend Quotes
Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
- George Eliot | Friend Quotes
Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
- George Eliot | Friend Quotes
Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
- George Eliot | Friend Quotes
Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
- George Eliot | Friend Quotes
Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
- George Eliot | Friend Quotes
Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
- George Eliot | Friend Quotes
Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
- George Eliot | Friend Quotes


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