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English Victorian Novelist. Pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans, 1819-1880
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All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.
Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous
An age at which many men are not quite common - at which they are hopeful of achievement, resolute in avoidance, thinking that Mammon shall never put a bit in their mouths and get astride their backs, but rather that Mammon, if they have anything to
An ass may bray a good while before he shakes the stars down
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
Any coward can fight a battle when he's sure of winning, but give me the man who has pluck to fight when he's sure of losing. That's my way, sir; and there are many victories worse than a defeat.
Be courteous, be obliging, but don't give yourself over to be melted down for the benefit of the tallow trade
Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.
Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the fact.
Blows are sarcasm's turned stupid.
Blows are sarcasms turned stupid
Boots and shoes are the greatest trouble of my life. Everything else one can turn and turn about, and make old look like new; but there's no coaxing boots and shoes to look better than they are.
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 most of us are apt to settle within ourselves that the man who blocks our way is odious, and not to mind causing him a little of the disgust which his personality excites in ourselves.
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.
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