George Eliot

1819 - 1880

A Quote by George Eliot on ancestry, cities, funerals, history, and past

Rome, the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 20 (1871-72).

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A Quote by George Eliot on stupidity

Blows are sarcasms turned stupid.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on country

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There is a great deal of unmapped country within us.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda

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A Quote by George Eliot on perspective

Perspective, as its inventor remarked, is a beautiful thing. What horrors of damp huts, where human beings languish, may not become picturesque through aerial distance!

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 2, ch. 14, 1876.

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A Quote by George Eliot on helpful, pity, simplicity, and wisdom

More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: The Mill on the Floss, bk. 7, ch. 1, 1860.

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A Quote by George Eliot on beauty

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Plainness has its peculiar temptations quite as much as beauty.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on doubt, imagination, posterity, poverty, and world

The poverty of our imagination is no measure of say the world's resources. Our posterity will no doubt get fuel in ways that we are unable to devise for them.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on belief, change, character, charity, generosity, judgment, nature, nobility, and wishes

The presence of a noble nature, generous in its wishes, ardent in its charity, changes the lights for us: we begin to see things again in their larger, quieter masses, and to believe that we too can be seen and judged in the wholeness of our character.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 8, ch. 76, 1871.

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A Quote by George Eliot on errors and prophets

Prophecy is the most gratuitous form of error.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch

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A Quote by George Eliot on proverbs

Solomon's Proverbs, I think, have omitted to say, that as the sore palate findeth grit, so an uneasy consciousness heareth innuendos.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 3, ch. 31 (1871).

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