George Eliot

1819 - 1880

A Quote by George Eliot on children and motherhood

A mother's yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on children, life, love, and motherhood

But the mother's yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of real human love, feels the presence of the cherished child even in the debased, degraded man.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Adam Bede, bk. 5, ch. 43, 1859.

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A Quote by George Eliot on extremism, fear, feeling, grief, and music

There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on plants

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It will never rain roses; when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on meaning

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All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 1, ch. 6 (1876).

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A Quote by George Eliot on men and simplicity

Men's men: gentle or simple, they're much of a muchness.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda

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A Quote by George Eliot on god and mercy

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We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Adam Bede

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A Quote by George Eliot

Might, could, would - they are contemptible auxiliaries.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Mary Garth, in Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 14 (1872).

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A Quote by George Eliot

Debasing the moral currency

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Title of essay in Theophrastus Such

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A Quote by George Eliot on agreement

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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