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George Eliot Quotes: "Even when she was speaking, her soul was in prayer reposing on an unseen support."

Even when she was speaking, her soul was in prayer reposing on an unseen support.




George Eliot Quotes: "Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions they pass no criticisms."

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions they pass no criticisms.



George Eliot Quotes: "Modesty, not temper."

Modesty, not temper.



George Eliot Quotes: "It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted."

It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted.




George Eliot Quotes: "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 Quotes: "How can one ever do anything nobly Christian, living among people with such petty thoughts?"

How can one ever do anything nobly Christian, living among people with such petty thoughts?



George Eliot Quotes: "You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know."

You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know.




George Eliot Quotes: "Fear was stronger than the calculation of probabilities."

Fear was stronger than the calculation of probabilities.



George Eliot Quotes: "In poor Rosamond’s mind there was not room enough for luxuries to look small in."

In poor Rosamond’s mind there was not room enough for luxuries to look small in.



George Eliot Quotes: "'Tis God gives skill but not without men's hands: he could not make Antonio Stradivarius violins without Antonio."

'Tis God gives skill but not without men's hands: he could not make Antonio Stradivarius violins without Antonio.



George Eliot Quotes: "In Rome it seems as if there were so many things which are more wanted in the world than pictures."

In Rome it seems as if there were so many things which are more wanted in the world than pictures.



George Eliot Quotes: "We are all humiliated by the sudden discovery of a fact which has existed very comfortably and perhaps been staring at us in private while we have been making up our world entirely without it."

We are all humiliated by the sudden discovery of a fact which has existed very comfortably and perhaps been staring at us in private while we have been making up our world entirely without it.




George Eliot Quotes: "If a man has a capacity for great thoughts, he is likely to overtake them before he is decrepit."

If a man has a capacity for great thoughts, he is likely to overtake them before he is decrepit.



George Eliot Quotes: "Don't judge a book by its cover"

Don't judge a book by its cover



George Eliot 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."

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 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."

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.



George Eliot Quotes: "There's folks 'ud stand on their heads and then say the fault was i' their boots."

There's folks 'ud stand on their heads and then say the fault was i' their boots.



George Eliot Quotes: "It is curious what patches of hardness and tenderness lie side by side in men’s dispositions. I suppose he has some test by which he finds out whom Heaven cares for."

It is curious what patches of hardness and tenderness lie side by side in men’s dispositions. I suppose he has some test by which he finds out whom Heaven cares for.



George Eliot 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."

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 Quotes: "Wear a smile and have friends wear a scowl and have wrinkles."

Wear a smile and have friends wear a scowl and have wrinkles.



George Eliot Quotes: "You must mind and not lower the Church in people's eyes by seeming to be frightened about it for such a little thing."

You must mind and not lower the Church in people's eyes by seeming to be frightened about it for such a little thing.



George Eliot Quotes: "'Tis what I love determines how I love."

'Tis what I love determines how I love.



George Eliot Quotes: "Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through."

Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through.



George Eliot Quotes: "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."

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.



George Eliot Quotes: "Necessity does the work of courage."

Necessity does the work of courage.



George Eliot Quotes: "Excellence encourages one about life generally it shows the spiritual wealth of the world."

Excellence encourages one about life generally it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.



George Eliot Quotes: "What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories"

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories



George Eliot Quotes: "I had some ambition. I meant everything to be different with me. I thought I had more strength and mastery. But the most terrible obstacles are such as nobody can see except oneself."

I had some ambition. I meant everything to be different with me. I thought I had more strength and mastery. But the most terrible obstacles are such as nobody can see except oneself.



George Eliot Quotes: "Sane people did what their neighbours did, so that if any lunatics were at large, one might know and avoid them."

Sane people did what their neighbours did, so that if any lunatics were at large, one might know and avoid them.



George Eliot Quotes: "Blessed is the man who having nothing to say refrains from giving wordy evidence of the fact."

Blessed is the man who having nothing to say refrains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.



George Eliot Quotes: "Don't judge a book by its cover."

Don't judge a book by its cover.



George Eliot Quotes: "A woman may get to love by degrees—the best fire does not flare up the soonest."

A woman may get to love by degrees—the best fire does not flare up the soonest.



George Eliot Quotes: "People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest neighbors."

People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest neighbors.



George Eliot Quotes: "There are many victories worse than a defeat."

There are many victories worse than a defeat.



George Eliot Quotes: "The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best."

The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best.



George Eliot Quotes: "The first condition of human goodness is something to love the second something to revere."

The first condition of human goodness is something to love the second something to revere.



George Eliot Quotes: "It's them that takes advantage that gets advantage i' this world."

It's them that takes advantage that gets advantage i' this world.



George Eliot Quotes: "I'm not denyin' the women are foolish. God Almighty made 'em to match the men."

I'm not denyin' the women are foolish. God Almighty made 'em to match the men.



George Eliot Quotes: "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."

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.



George Eliot Quotes: "Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities."

Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.



George Eliot Quotes: "Her own misery filled her heart—there was no room in it for other people's sorrow."

Her own misery filled her heart—there was no room in it for other people's sorrow.



George Eliot Quotes: "Will was not without his intentions to be always generous, but our tongues are little triggers which have usually been pulled before general intentions can be brought to bear."

Will was not without his intentions to be always generous, but our tongues are little triggers which have usually been pulled before general intentions can be brought to bear.



George Eliot Quotes: "A woman's hopes are woven of sunbeams a shadow annihilates them."

A woman's hopes are woven of sunbeams a shadow annihilates them.



George Eliot Quotes: "My own experience and development deepen every day my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy."

My own experience and development deepen every day my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy.



George Eliot Quotes: "It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are still alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them."

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are still alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them.



George Eliot Quotes: "We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment."

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.



George Eliot Quotes: "A medical man likes to make psychological observations, and sometimes in the pursuit of such studies is too easily tempted into momentous prophecy which life and death easily set at nought."

A medical man likes to make psychological observations, and sometimes in the pursuit of such studies is too easily tempted into momentous prophecy which life and death easily set at nought.



George Eliot Quotes: "Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand."

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.



George Eliot Quotes: "Destiny stands by sarcastic with our dramatis personae folded in her hand."

Destiny stands by sarcastic with our dramatis personae folded in her hand.