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George Eliot Quotes

(1819-1880), British Novelist

In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.

Category: Fools And Foolishness

Would not love see returning penitence afar off, and fall on its neck and kiss it?

Category: Forgiveness

Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!

Category: Friends And Friendship

Friendships begin with liking or gratitude roots that can be pulled up.

Category: Friends And Friendship

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.

Category: Friends And Friendship

Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night.

Category: Funerals

I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.

Category: Future

Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.

Category: Genius

It's them as take advantage that get advantage I this world.

Category: Getting Ahead

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

Category: Girls

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.

Category: Giving

Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.

Category: Gossip

She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.

Category: Grief

The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.

Category: Growth

Children demand that their heroes should be freckleless, and easily believe them so: perhaps a first discovery to the contrary is less revolutionary shock to a passionate child than the threatened downfall of habitual beliefs which makes the world seem to totter for us in maturer life.

Category: Heroes And Heroism