George Eliot

1819 - 1880

A Quote by George Eliot on discontent, love, satisfaction, and self-love

It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 1, ch. 2, 1876.

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A Quote by George Eliot on determination, life, and privacy

There is no private life which is not determined by a wider public life.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on mistakes and prophets

Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 1, ch. 10, 1872.

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