George Eliot

1819 - 1880

A Quote by George Eliot on vision

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Strange, that some of us, with quick alternate vision, see beyond our infatuations, and even while we rave on the heights, behold the wide plain where our persistent self pauses and awaits us.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 15 (1871-72).

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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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