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George Eliot Quotes

A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.

A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe.

Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.

All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.

An ass may bray a good while before he shakes the stars down.

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.

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

Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.

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

Breed is stronger than pasture.

But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy.

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 what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.

Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course.