George Eliot

1819 - 1880

A Quote by George Eliot on blessings, god, obedience, thought, and work

It is a vain thought to flee from the work that God appoints us, for the sake of finding a greater blessing; instead of seeking it where alone it is to be found - in loving obedience.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by George Eliot on choice, growth, lies, and principles

The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda, 1876.

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A Quote by George Eliot on men and trust

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There are men whose presence infuses trust and reverence.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Romola, 1863

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A Quote by George Eliot on truth

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Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Graf Dornberg, in Armgart, sc. 2 (1871).

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A Quote by George Eliot on giving and luxury

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 17 (1871-72).

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A Quote by George Eliot on genius, imagination, slavery, and suffering

You may try but you can never imagine what it is to have a man's form of genius in you, and to suffer the slavery of being a girl.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Deronda's mother, in Daniel Deronda, bk. 7, ch. 51 (1874-76).

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A Quote by George Eliot on ideas

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One way of getting an idea of our fellow-countrymen's miseries is to go and look at their pleasures.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Felix Holt, the Radical, ch. 28, 1866.

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A Quote by George Eliot on language, simplicity, and words

The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on angels, life, and past

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they're gone.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on hatred and murder

There are glances of hatred that stab, and raise no cry of murder.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Felix Holt, the Radical, Introduction (1866).

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