George Eliot

1819 - 1880

A Quote by George Eliot on delusion, silence, and speech

Speech is often barren; but silence also does not necessarily brood over a full nest. Your still fowl, blinking at you without remark, may all the while be sitting on one addled egg; and when it takes to cackling will have nothing to announce but that addled delusion.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Felix Holt, ch. 15, 1866.

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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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