George Eliot

1819 - 1880

A Quote by George Eliot on happiness and preparation

Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and prepare one's self to do without it.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on happiness, spirituality, thought, and usefulness

Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only. you cannot develop because you are choking thee source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on freedom and happiness

The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect freedom with which we each follow and declare our own impressions.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on pity

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It was a pity he couldna be hatched o'er again, an' hatched different.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Adam Bede

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A Quote by George Eliot on bravery, courage, faith, good, grace, life, soul, thought, and worth

May every soul that touches mine- Be it the slightest contact- Get therefrom some good; Some little grace; one kindly thought; One aspiration yet unfelt; One bit of courage For the darkening sky; One gleam of faith To brave the thickening ills of life; One glimpse of brighter skies Beyond the gathering mists- To make this life worth while.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on gossip

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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.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 2, ch. 13, 1876.

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A Quote by George Eliot on companions and grief

She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 8, ch. 80 (1871), of Dorothea Brooke.

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A Quote by George Eliot on influence and soul

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on friendship and memory

How unspeakably the lengthening of memories in common endears our old friends!

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on gratitude

Friendships begin with liking or gratitude - roots that can be pulled up.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda

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