A Quote by George Eliot on cities, desires, existence, future, hope, imagination, love, and men

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.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 4, ch. 42 (1871).

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