George Eliot

1819 - 1880

A Quote by George Eliot on good

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It's but little good you'll do awatering the last year's crop.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Adam Bede.

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A Quote by George Eliot on limitations

When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 2, ch. 14, 1876.

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A Quote by George Eliot on people

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People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on bachelors, home, husbands, and women

I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: The Mill on the Floss

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A Quote by George Eliot on history, nations, and women

The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: The Mill on the Floss

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A Quote by George Eliot on beginning, books, listening, and love

Most of us who turn to any subject we love remember some morning or evening hour when we got on a high stool to reach down an untried volume, or sat with parted lips listening to a new talker, or for very lack of books began to listen to voices within. . . .

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 15, 1871.

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A Quote by George Eliot on difficulty and life

What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on feeling, people, and understanding

A toddling little girl is a center of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Janet's Repentance, ch. 8, in Blackwood's Magazine (1857; repr. in Scenes of Clerical Life, 1858).

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A Quote by George Eliot on lies, responsibility, tolerance, and vision

The responsibility of tolerance lies in those who have the wider vision.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on books

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Wise books For half the truths they hold are honored tombs.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Poems: The Spanish Gypsy

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