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
Contributed by: Zaady
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).
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.
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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