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English Victorian Novelist. Pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans, 1819-1880
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But the mother's yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of real human love, feels the presence of the cherished child even in the debased, degraded man.
Mother's dayMothers
But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope
But what we strive to gratify, though we may call it a distant hope, is an immediate desire; the future estate for which men drudge up city alleys exists already in their imagination and love.
Certainly, the mistakes that we male and female mortals make when we have our own way might fairly raise some wonder that we're so fond of it.
Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow
Children demand that their heroes should be fleckless, and easily believe them so . . .
Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course.
Consequences are unpitying.
Consequences are unpitying. Our deeds carry their terrible consequences, quite apart from any fluctuations that went before--consequences that are hardly ever confined to ourselves.
Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
Do we not wile away moments of inanity or fatigued waiting by repeating some trivial movement or sound, until the repetition has bred a want, which is incipient habit?
Each thought is a nail that is driven In structures that cannot decay; And the mansion at last will be given To us as we build it each day.
Education was almost always a matter of luck usually ill luck in those distant days.
Errors look so very ugly in persons of small means /one feels they are taking quite a liberty in going astray; whereas people of fortune may naturally indulge in a few delinquencies.
Every woman is supposed to have the same set of motives, or else to be a monster.
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.
Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful; whose distinguished mind is a little spotted with commonness; who is a little pinched here and protuberant there with native prejudices; or whose better energies are liable to lapse down the wrong channel under the influence of transient solicitations?
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