Who is George Eliot ?
Mary Ann (Marian) Evans, better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological perspicacity.She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure that her works were taken seriously.
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It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Keep true, never be ashamed of
doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.
No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.
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No story is the same to us after a lapse of time;
or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.
It is never too late to be what you might have been
often don't communicate well, they back reflected images which hide their own depths.
It was not that she was out of temper, but that the world was not equal to the demands of her fine organism.
No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it. And if I was a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
About George Eliot
Quotes 218 sayings Nationality British Profession Author Birthday November 22, 1819
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses
we must plant more trees.
The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best.
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
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.
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress.
To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion.
What do we live for; if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?
No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can
feel trust and reverence.
Human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barrier of systems.
There is nothing that will kill a man so soon as having nobody to find fault with but himself.
I have the conviction that
excessive literary production is a social offence.
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
A patronizing disposition always has its meaner side.
Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
You have such strong words at command, that they make the smallest argument seem formidable.
When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion.
The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
Breed is stronger than pasture.
The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
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.
Ignorant kindness may have the
effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness.
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one fool tells him he's wise.
The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.
The responsibility of tolerance lies in those who have the wider vision.
Might, could, would --they are contemptible auxiliaries.
The only failure a man ought to fear is failure in cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous.
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.
The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.
I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.
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 receipt.
The desire to conquer is itself a sort of subjection.
One soweth and another reapeth is a verity that applies to evil as well as good.