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Quotations by author » George Eliot
English Victorian Novelist. Pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans, 1819-1880
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For what is love itself, for the one we love best? - an enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love
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For what we call illusions are often, in truth, a wider vision of past and present realities --a willing movement of a man's soul with the larger sweep of the world's forces --a movement towards a more assured end than the chances of a single life.
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Formerly, his heart had been as a locked casket with its treasure inside; but now the casket was empty, and the lock was broken. Left groping in darkness, with his prop utterly gone, Silas had inevitably a sense, though a dull and half-despairing one, that if any help came to him it must come from without; and there was a slight stirring of expectation at the sight of his fellow-men, a faint consciousness of dependence on their goodwill.
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Friendships begin with liking or gratitude roots that can be pulled up.
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Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
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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.
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Habit is the beneficent harness of routine which enables silly men to live respectfully and unhappy men to live calmly
Habit
Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of distinct ideas.
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Hatred is like fire - it makes even light rubbish deadly
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He was at a starting point which makes many a man's career a fine subject for betting, if there were any gentlemen given to that amusement who could appreciate the complicated probabilities of an arduous purpose . . .
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He was like the cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow
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Hear Everything and judge for yourself
HearingJudgement
Hell is oneself; Hell is alone, the other figures in it merely projections. There is nothing to escape from and nothing to escape to. One is always alone.
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Hostesses who entertain much must make up their parties as ministers make up their cabinets, on grounds other than personal liking.
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How could a man be satisfied with a decision between such alternatives and under such circumstances? No more than he can be satisfied with his hat, which he's chosen from among such shapes as the resources of the age offer him, wearing it at best with a resignation which is chiefly supported by comparison.
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How unspeakably the lengthening of memories in common endears our old friends!
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How will you find good? It is not a thing of choice; it is a river that flows from the foot of the invisible throne, and flows by the path of obedience
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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 . . .
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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.
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I desire no future that will break the ties of the past
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