What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other.
George Eliot (1819 - 1880)
Contributed by: Zaady
A toddling little girl is a center of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.
Source: Janet's Repentance, ch. 8, in Blackwood's Magazine (1857; repr. in Scenes of Clerical Life, 1858).
The responsibility of tolerance lies in those who have the wider vision.
Wise books For half the truths they hold are honored tombs.
Source: Poems: The Spanish Gypsy
In the schoolroom her quick mind had taken readily that strong starch of unexplained rules and disconnected facts which saves ignorance from any painful sense of limpness.
Source: Romola, 1863.
I at least have so much to do in unraveling certain human lots, and seeing how they were woven and interwoven, that all the light I can command must be concentrated on this particular web. . . .
Source: Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 15, 1871.
If you please to take the privilege o' sitting down.
Source: The Mill on the Floss
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other?
A supreme love, a motive that gives a sublime rhythm to a woman's life, and exalts habit into partnership with the soul's highest needs, is not to be had where and how she wills.
Source: Felix Holt, The Radical, ch. 48, 1866.
A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
Source: Daniel Deronda
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