There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows.
George Eliot (1819 - 1880)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
There are men whose presence infuses trust and reverence.
Source: Romola, 1863
Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through.
Source: Graf Dornberg, in Armgart, sc. 2 (1871).
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
Source: Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 17 (1871-72).
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).
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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