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George Eliot Quotes

(1819-1880), British Novelist

Perhaps his might be one of the natures where a wise estimate of consequences is fused in the fires of that passionate belief which determines the consequences it believes in.

Category: Consequences

Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet

Category: Death And Dying

Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.

Category: Death And Dying

When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.

Category: Death And Dying

How could a man be satisfied with a decision between such alternatives and under such circumstances? No more than he can be satisfied with his hat, which he's chosen from among such shapes as the resources of the age offer him, wearing it at best with a resignation which is chiefly supported by comparison.

Category: Decisions

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.

Category: Deeds And Good Deeds

Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.

Category: Deeds And Good Deeds

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

Category: Despair

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.

Category: Diplomacy

The sense of an entailed disadvantage -- the deformed foot doubtfully hidden by the shoe, makes a restlessly active spiritual yeast, and easily turns a self-centered, unloving nature into an Ishmaelite. But in the rarer sort, who presently see their own frustrated claim as one among a myriad, the inexorable sorrow takes the form of fellowship and makes the imagination tender.

Category: Disability

What quarrel, what harshness, what unbelief in each other can subsist in the presence of a great calamity, when all the artificial vesture of our life is gone, and we are all one with each other in primitive mortal needs?

Category: Disasters

There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.

Category: Doubt

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

Category: Dreams

The reward of one's duty is the power to fulfill another.

Category: Duty

Those who trust us educate us.

Category: Education