George Eliot

1819 - 1880

A Quote by George Eliot on desires

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The desire to conquer is itself a sort of subjection.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 1, ch. 10, 1876.

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A Quote by George Eliot on diplomacy and virtue

To act with doubleness towards a man whose own conduct was double, was so near an approach to virtue that it deserved to be called by no meaner name than diplomacy.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Felix Holt, The Radical, ch. 29, 1866.

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A Quote by George Eliot on belief, satisfaction, sincerity, and theory

The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 5, ch. 53, 1871.

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A Quote by George Eliot on failure, fear, proof, and purpose

I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on communication, people, reflection, and sympathy

Sympathetic people often don't communicate well, they back reflected images which hide their own depths.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on world

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This is a puzzling world, and Old Harry's got a finger in it.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Mr. Tulliver, in The Mill on the Floss, bk. 3, ch. 9 (1860). "Old Harry" was the Devil.

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A Quote by George Eliot on misery and world

It is seldom that the miserable of the world can help regarding their misery as a wrong inflicted by those who are less miserable.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on education and trust

Those who trust us educate us.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on success and world

The best augury of a man's success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: The Rector, in Daniel Deronda, bk. 8, ch. 58 (1876).

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