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Quotations by author » George Eliot
English Victorian Novelist. Pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans, 1819-1880
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It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very much about our own pleasures. We can only have the highest happiness such as goes along with being a great man, by having wide thoughts and much feeling for the rest of the world as well as ourselves.
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It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.
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It is seldom that the miserable of the world can help regarding their misery as a wrong inflicted by those who are less miserable.
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It is, I fear, but a vain show of fulfilling the heathen precept, ''Know thyself',' and too often leads to a self-estimate which will subsist in the absence of that fruit by which alone the quality of the tree is made evident.
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It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.
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It was a pity he couldna be hatched o'er again, an' hatched different.
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It was not that she was out of temper, but that the world was not equal to the demands of her fine organism.
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It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.
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It's but little good you'll do, a watering the last year's crop
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It's no trifle at her time of life to part with a doctor who knows her constitution
Men and WomenRelationships
It's them as take advantage that get advantage i' this world.
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It's them that takes advantage that get advantage in this world
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Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress
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Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
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Kisses honeyed by oblivion.
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Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down
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Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
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Life is measured by the rapidity of change, the succession of influences that modify the being.
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Life is too precious to be spent in this weaving and unweaving of false impressions, and it is better to live quietly under some degree of misrepresentation than to attempt to remove it by the uncertain process of letter-writing.
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Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty
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