The responsibility of tolerance lies in those who have the wider vision.
George Eliot (1819 - 1880)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
A maggot must be born i' the rotten cheese to like it.
Source: Adam Bede
In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
Source: Romola, bk. 1, ch. 12, 1863.
No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.
Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 7, ch. 57, 1876.
But what we strive to gratify, though we may call it a distant hope, is an immediate desire; the future estate for which men drudge up city alleys exists already in their imagination and love.
Source: Middlemarch, bk. 4, ch. 42 (1871).
Self-confidence is apt to address itself to an imaginary dullness in others; as people who are well off speak in a cajoling tone to the poor.
Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 1, ch. 5 (1876).
The sense of an entailed disadvantage - the deformed foot doubtfully hidden by the shoe, makes a restlessly active spiritual yeast, and easily turns a self-centered, unloving nature into an Ishmaelite.
Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 2, ch. 16, 1876.
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