George Eliot

1819 - 1880

A Quote by George Eliot on feeling and security

To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 1, ch. 7, 1871.

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A Quote by George Eliot on faults

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There is nothing that will kill a man so soon as having nobody to find fault with but himself.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on babies, beauty, beginning, justice, and order

There is one order of beauty which seems made to turn heads. . . . It is a beauty like that of kittens, or very small downy ducks making gentle rippling noises with their soft bills, or babies just beginning to toddle. . . .

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Adam Bede, bk. 1, ch. 7 (1859), describing the beauty of Hetty Sorrel.

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A Quote by George Eliot on idealism, opposites, and women

It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly captivated by a woman nearly the opposite of his ideal.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Uncommon Scold, by Abby Adams, 1989.

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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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