I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.
George Eliot (1819 - 1880)
Contributed by: Zaady
Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
Source: Aleister, in Daniel Deronda, bk. 3, ch. 23, 1876.
The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory.
Source: Mordecai, in Daniel Deronda, bk. 6, ch. 42, 1876.
'Tis God gives skill, But not without men's hands: He could not make Antonio Stradivari's violins Without Antonio.
Source: Poems: Stradivarius
No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.
Excessive literary production is a social offense.
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
Source: Silas Marner, 1861
expectations of women Every woman is supposed to have the same set of motives, or else to be a monster.
Source: Deronda's mother, in Daniel Deronda, bk.7, ch.51 (1876).
In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations.
Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 2, ch. 15 (1874 --76), of the Rector (Gwendolen Harleth's uncle).
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.
Source: Letter, 11 September 1871.
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