George Eliot

1819 - 1880

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 world

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It's them as take advantage that get advantage i' this world.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Mrs. Poyser, in Adam Bede, bk. 4, ch. 32 (1859).

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A Quote by George Eliot on faith, friendship, and mind

What a wretched lot of old shriveled creatures we shall be by-and-by. Never mind - the uglier we get in the eyes of others, the lovelier we shall be to each other; that has always been my firm faith about friendship.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Letter, 27 May 1852.

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A Quote by George Eliot on good

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An ass may bray a good while before he shakes the stars down.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Romola, ch. 50 (1863).

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A Quote by George Eliot on anger, jealousy, and love

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: The Mill on the Floss, bk. 1, ch. 10, 1860.

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A Quote by George Eliot on animals, friendship, and questions

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Mr. Gilfil’s Love-Story

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A Quote by George Eliot on thought

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He was like the cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Adam Bede, 1859

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A Quote by George Eliot on beauty and deception

It is generally a feminine eye that first detects the moral deficiencies hidden under the "dear deceit" of beauty.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on abstinence

Abstinence is whereby a man refraineth from anything which he may lawfully claim.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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