George Eliot Quotes

George Eliot Quotes: Memory, when duly impregnated with ascertained facts, is sometimes surprisingly fertile.
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George Eliot Quote: If the past is not to bind us, where can duty lie? We should have no law but the inclination of the moment.
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Quotes about George Eliot: We reap what we sow, but nature has love over and above that justice, and gives us shadow and blossom and fruit, that spring from no planting of ours.
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Quote about George Eliot: Old men's eyes are like old men's memories; they are strongest for things a long way off.
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George Eliot Sayings: He was one of those men, and they are not the commonest, of whom we can know the best only by following them away from the marketplace, the platform, and the pulpit, entering with them into their own homes, hearing the voice with which they speak to the young and aged about their own hearthstone, and witnessing their thoughtful care for the everyday wants of everyday companions, who take all their kindness as a matter of course, and not as a subject for panegyric.
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George Eliot Saying: Your trouble's easy borne when everybody gives it a lift for you.
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Sayings about George Eliot: Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
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Saying about George Eliot: The most powerful movement of feeling with a liturgy is the prayer which seeks for nothing special, but is a yearning to escape from the limitations of our own weakness and an invocation of all Good to enter and abide with us.
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George Eliot Quotes: If you had a table spread for a feast, and was making merry with your friends, you would think it was kind to let me come and sit down and rejoice with you, because you'd think I should to share those good things; but I should better to share in your trouble and your labour.
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George Eliot Quote: They say fortune is a woman and capricious. But sometimes she is a good woman, and gives to those who merit.
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Quotes about George Eliot: Certainly the determining acts of her life were not ideally beautiful. They were the mixed result of young and novel impulse struggling amidst the conditions of an imperfect social state, in which great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
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Quote about George Eliot: He was at a starting point which makes many a man's career a fine subject for betting, if there were any gentlemen given to that amusement who could appreciate the complicated probabilities of an arduous purpose. . . .
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George Eliot Sayings: If we only look far enough off for the consequence of our actions, we can always find some point in the combination of results by which those actions can be justified: by adopting the point of view of a Providence who arranges results, or of a philosopher who traces them, we shall find it possible to obtain perfect complacency in choosing to do what is most agreeable to us in the present moment.
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George Eliot Saying: I am not imposed upon by fine words; I can see what actions mean.
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Sayings about George Eliot: For my part I am very sorry for him. It is an uneasy lot at best, to be what we call highly taught and yet not to enjoy: to be present at this great spectacle of life and never to be liberated from a small hungry shivering self--never to be fully possessed by the glory we behold, never to have our consciousness rapturously transformed into the vividness of a thought, the ardour of a passion, the energy of an action, but always to be scholarly and uninspired, ambitious and timid, scrupulous and dimsighted.
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Saying about George Eliot: There's no disappointment in memory, and one's exaggerations are always on the good side.
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George Eliot Quotes: As to memory, it is known that this frail faculty naturally lets drop the facts which are less flattering to our self-love - when it does not retain them carefully as subjects not to be approached, marshy spots with a warning flag over them.
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George Eliot Quote: It is the moment when our resolution seems about to become irrevocable--when the fatal iron gates are about to close upon us--that tests our strength. Then, after hours of clear reasoning and firm conviction, we snatch at any sophistry that will nullify our long struggles, and bring us the defeat that we love better than victory.
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