George Eliot

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George Eliot

George Eliot

Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To act with doubleness towards a man whose own conduct was double, was so near an approach to virtue that it deserved to be called by no meaner name than diplomacy.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life is measured by the rapidity of change, the succession of influences that modify the being.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The desire to conquer is itself a sort of subjection.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Would not love see returning penitence afar off, and fall on its neck and kiss it?More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Errors look so very ugly in persons of small means --one feels they are taking quite a liberty in going astray; whereas people of fortune may naturally indulge in a few delinquencies.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same kind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of literature and speech and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A toddling little girl is a center of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life is too precious to be spent in this weaving and unweaving of false impressions, and it is better to live quietly under some degree of misrepresentation than to attempt to remove it by the uncertain process of letter-writing.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most of us who turn to any subject we love remember some morning or evening hour when we got on a high stool to reach down an untried volume, or sat with parted lips listening to a new talker, or for very lack of books began to listen to the voices within, as the first traceable beginning of our love.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Kisses honeyed by oblivion.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something, having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More George Eliot [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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