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George Meredith Quotes: "Earth knows no desolation. She smells regeneration in the moist breath of decay."

Earth knows no desolation. She smells regeneration in the moist breath of decay.




George Meredith Quotes: "A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power."

A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.




George Meredith Quotes: "There is nothing the body suffers which the soul may not profit by."

There is nothing the body suffers which the soul may not profit by.



George Meredith Quotes: "Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered."

Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.




George Meredith Quotes: "Caricature is rough truth."

Caricature is rough truth.



George Meredith Quotes: "Lowly, with a broken neck, The crocus lays her cheek to mire."

Lowly, with a broken neck, The crocus lays her cheek to mire.



George Meredith Quotes: "Lovely are the curves of the white owl sweeping Wavy in the dusk lit by one large star. Lone on the fir-branch, his rattle-note unvaried, Brooding o'er the gloom, spins the brown eve-jar."

Lovely are the curves of the white owl sweeping Wavy in the dusk lit by one large star. Lone on the fir-branch, his rattle-note unvaried, Brooding o'er the gloom, spins the brown eve-jar.




George Meredith Quotes: "We are betrayed by what is false within"

We are betrayed by what is false within



George Meredith Quotes: "Perfect simplicity is unconsciously audacious."

Perfect simplicity is unconsciously audacious.



George Meredith Quotes: "The debts we owe ourselves are the hardest to pay."

The debts we owe ourselves are the hardest to pay.



George Meredith Quotes: "Don't just count your years, make your years count."

Don't just count your years, make your years count.



George Meredith Quotes: "Speech is the small change of silence."

Speech is the small change of silence.




George Meredith Quotes: "I expect Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man."

I expect Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man.



George Meredith Quotes: "Cynicism is intellectual dandyism."

Cynicism is intellectual dandyism.



George Meredith Quotes: "Swift doth young Love flee, And we stand wakened, shivering from our dream."

Swift doth young Love flee, And we stand wakened, shivering from our dream.



George Meredith Quotes: "Kissing don't last: cookery do!"

Kissing don't last: cookery do!



George Meredith Quotes: "Published memoirs indicate the end of a man's activity, and that he acknowledges the end."

Published memoirs indicate the end of a man's activity, and that he acknowledges the end.



George Meredith Quotes: "Not till the fire is dying in the grate, Look we for any kinship with the stars."

Not till the fire is dying in the grate, Look we for any kinship with the stars.



George Meredith Quotes: "Always imitate the behaviour of the winners when you lose."

Always imitate the behaviour of the winners when you lose.



George Meredith Quotes: "The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination."

The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination.



George Meredith Quotes: "Full lasting is the song, though he, / The singer, passes."

Full lasting is the song, though he, / The singer, passes.



George Meredith Quotes: "Jealousy is love bed of burning snarl."

Jealousy is love bed of burning snarl.



George Meredith Quotes: "God's rarest blessing is, after all, a good woman!"

God's rarest blessing is, after all, a good woman!



George Meredith Quotes: "Sentimentalists are they who seek to enjoy without incurring the Immense Debtorship for a thing done."

Sentimentalists are they who seek to enjoy without incurring the Immense Debtorship for a thing done.



George Meredith Quotes: "She poured a little social sewage into his ears."

She poured a little social sewage into his ears.



George Meredith Quotes: "What a dusty answer gets the soul When hot for certainties in this our life!"

What a dusty answer gets the soul When hot for certainties in this our life!



George Meredith Quotes: "As we to the brutes, poets are to us."

As we to the brutes, poets are to us.



George Meredith Quotes: "In tragic life, God wot, No villain need be! Passions spin the plot: We are betrayed by what is false within."

In tragic life, God wot, No villain need be! Passions spin the plot: We are betrayed by what is false within.



George Meredith Quotes: "The man of science is nothing if not a poet gone wrong."

The man of science is nothing if not a poet gone wrong.



George Meredith Quotes: "Heiresses are never jilted."

Heiresses are never jilted.



George Meredith Quotes: "The man or country that fights priestcraft and priests is to my mind striking deeper for freedom than can be struck anywhere."

The man or country that fights priestcraft and priests is to my mind striking deeper for freedom than can be struck anywhere.



George Meredith Quotes: "The stench of the trail of Ego in our History. It is ego - ego, the fountain cry, origin, sole source of war."

The stench of the trail of Ego in our History. It is ego - ego, the fountain cry, origin, sole source of war.



George Meredith Quotes: "A human act once set in motion flows on forever to the great account. Our deathlessness is in what we do, not in what we are."

A human act once set in motion flows on forever to the great account. Our deathlessness is in what we do, not in what we are.



George Meredith Quotes: "She whom I love is hard to catch and conquer, Hard, but O the glory of the winning were she won!"

She whom I love is hard to catch and conquer, Hard, but O the glory of the winning were she won!



George Meredith Quotes: "Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself."

Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself.



George Meredith Quotes: "A kiss is but a kiss now! and no wave of a great flood that whirls me to the sea. But, as you will! we'll sit contentedly, and eat our pot of honey on the grave."

A kiss is but a kiss now! and no wave of a great flood that whirls me to the sea. But, as you will! we'll sit contentedly, and eat our pot of honey on the grave.



George Meredith Quotes: "Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity."

Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity.



George Meredith Quotes: "See ye not, Courtesy is the true Alchemy, turning to gold all it touches and tries?"

See ye not, Courtesy is the true Alchemy, turning to gold all it touches and tries?



George Meredith Quotes: "That rarest gift to Beauty, Common Sense!"

That rarest gift to Beauty, Common Sense!



George Meredith Quotes: "And if I drink oblivion of a day, / So shorten I the stature of my soul."

And if I drink oblivion of a day, / So shorten I the stature of my soul.



George Meredith Quotes: "It is the devil's masterstroke to get us to accuse him"

It is the devil's masterstroke to get us to accuse him



George Meredith Quotes: "The sun is coming down to earth, and the fields and the waters shout to him golden shouts."

The sun is coming down to earth, and the fields and the waters shout to him golden shouts.



George Meredith Quotes: "What a woman thinks of women is the test of her nature."

What a woman thinks of women is the test of her nature.



George Meredith Quotes: "Observation is the most enduring of the pleasures of life."

Observation is the most enduring of the pleasures of life.



George Meredith Quotes: "The man who has no mind of his own lends it to the priests."

The man who has no mind of his own lends it to the priests.



George Meredith Quotes: "My religion of life is always to be cheerful."

My religion of life is always to be cheerful.



George Meredith Quotes: "We never know what's in us till we stand by ourselves."

We never know what's in us till we stand by ourselves.



George Meredith Quotes: "Poetry is talking on tiptoe."

Poetry is talking on tiptoe.



George Meredith Quotes: "When I was quite a boy I had a spasm of religion which lasted six weeks... But I never since have swallowed the Christian fable."

When I was quite a boy I had a spasm of religion which lasted six weeks... But I never since have swallowed the Christian fable.