One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
George Eliot (1819 - 1880)
Source: Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 17 (1871-72).
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Source: Deronda's mother, in Daniel Deronda, bk. 7, ch. 51 (1874-76).
One way of getting an idea of our fellow-countrymen's miseries is to go and look at their pleasures.
Source: Felix Holt, the Radical, ch. 28, 1866.
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.
There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows.
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.
Source: Albert W. Daw Collection
The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
Source: Daniel Deronda, 1876.
The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
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.
There are glances of hatred that stab, and raise no cry of murder.
Source: Felix Holt, the Radical, Introduction (1866).
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