George Eliot

1819 - 1880

A Quote by George Eliot on deed

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Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Adam Bede

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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 life and motives

What makes life dreary is the want of a motive.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda.

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A Quote by George Eliot on beginning and growth

Our consciousness rarely registers the beginning of a growth within us any more than without us: there have been many circulations of the sap before we detect the smallest sign of the bud.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on persecution

Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Janet's Repentance, 1st printed in Blackwood's Magazine, 1857; repr. in Scenes of Clerical Life, 1858

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A Quote by George Eliot on love

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Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on grief, life, serenity, soul, struggle, and understanding

Only those who know the supremacy of the intellectual life can understand the grief of one who falls from that serene activity into the absorbing soul-wasting struggle with worldly annoyances.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 8, ch. 73 (1871-72).

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A Quote by George Eliot on honesty, interest, lawyers, and people

When one wanted one's interests looking after whatever the cost, it was not so well for a lawyer to be over honest, else he might not be up to other people's tricks.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Felix Holt, The Radical, Author's Introduction, 1866.

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A Quote by George Eliot on bitterness, death, history, memory, merit, past, preparation, shame, and present

With memory set smarting like a reopened wound, a man's past is not simply a dead history, an outworn preparation of the present: it is a still quivering part of himself, bringing shudders and bitter flavours and the tinglings of a merited shame.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 6, ch. 61, 1871.

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A Quote by George Eliot on home

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"Abroad," that large home of ruined reputations.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Felix Holt, Epilogue (1866).

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