George Eliot

1819 - 1880

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 certainty, good, and hunger

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on failure and life

There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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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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