George Eliot

1819 - 1880

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 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 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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A Quote by George Eliot on hatred

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There are some cases . . . in which the sense of injury breeds - not the will to inflict injuries and climb over them as a ladder, but - a hatred of all injury.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 2, ch. 16 (1876).

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A Quote by George Eliot on caring, feeling, happiness, rest, and world

It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very much about our own pleasures. We can only have the highest happiness such as goes along with being a great man, by having wide thoughts and much feeling for the rest of the world as well as ourselves.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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