Oh may I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead who live again In minds made better by their presence.
George Eliot (1819 - 1880)
Source: Poems: Oh may I join the choir invisible
Contributed by: Zaady
So shall I join the choir invisible Whose music is the gladness of the world.
No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.
'Character," says Novalis, in one of his questionable aphorisms - character is destiny'.
Source: The Mill on the Floss
For character too is a process and an unfolding. . . among our valued friends is there not someone or other who is a little too self confident and disdainful. . . .
Source: Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 15, 1871.
Children demand that their heroes should be fleckless, and easily believe them so . . .
Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 2, ch. 16, 1876.
There is hardly any mental misery worse than that of having our own serious phrases, our own rooted beliefs, caricatured by a charlatan or a hireling.
Source: Felix Holt, The Radical, ch. 11 (1866).
Best friend, my wellspring in the wilderness!
Source: The Spanish Gypsy, bk. 3, 1868.
Boots and shoes are the greatest trouble of my life. Everything else one can turn and turn about, and make old look like new; but there's no coaxing boots and shoes to look better than they are.
Source: Uncommon Scold, by Abby Adams, 1989.
Breed is stronger than pasture.
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