George Eliot

1819 - 1880

A Quote by George Eliot on death and immortality

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

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A Quote by George Eliot on music and world

So shall I join the choir invisible Whose music is the gladness of the world.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Poems: Oh may I join the choir invisible

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A Quote by George Eliot on life and trouble

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.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Uncommon Scold, by Abby Adams, 1989.

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A Quote by George Eliot

Breed is stronger than pasture.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on day and thought

Each thought is a nail that is driven In structures that cannot decay; And the mansion at last will be given To us as we build it each day.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on change and life

Life is measured by the rapidity of change, the succession of influences that modify the being.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Felix Holt, The Radical,

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A Quote by George Eliot on time

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No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on aphorisms, character, and destiny

'Character," says Novalis, in one of his questionable aphorisms - character is destiny'.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: The Mill on the Floss

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A Quote by George Eliot on character, confidence, and friendship

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. . . .

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 15, 1871.

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A Quote by George Eliot on belief and children

Children demand that their heroes should be fleckless, and easily believe them so . . .

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 2, ch. 16, 1876.

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