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George Eliot Quotes

(1819-1880), British Novelist

The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief.

Category: Egotism

You have such strong words at command, that they make the smallest argument seem formidable.

Category: Eloquence

No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.

Category: Evil

One soweth and another reapeth is a verity that applies to evil as well as good.

Category: Evil

The presence of a noble nature, generous in its wishes, ardent in its charity, changes the lights for us: we begin to see things again in their larger, quieter masses, and to believe that we too can be seen and judged in the wholeness of our character.

Category: Example

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

Category: Excellence

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.

Category: Expectation

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

Category: Experience

Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands of experience lying side by side and never compare them with each other?

Category: Experience

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

Category: Facts

Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.

Category: Failure

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

Category: Failure

There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows.

Category: Failure

To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion.

Category: Feelings

I at least have so much to do in unraveling certain human lots, and seeing how they were woven and interwoven, that all the light I can command must be concentrated on this particular web, and not dispersed over that tempting range of relevancies called the universe.

Category: Fiction