A Quote by George Eliot on death, order, play, and quality

Play not with paradoxes. That caustic which you handle in order to scorch others may happen to sear your own fingers and make them dead to the quality of things.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Mr. Lyon, in Felix Holt, The Radical, ch. 13 (1866).

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