It will never rain roses; when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.
George Eliot (1819 - 1880)
Contributed by: Zaady
All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 1, ch. 6 (1876).
Men's men: gentle or simple, they're much of a muchness.
Source: Daniel Deronda
We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.
Source: Adam Bede
Might, could, would - they are contemptible auxiliaries.
Source: Mary Garth, in Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 14 (1872).
Debasing the moral currency
Source: Title of essay in Theophrastus Such
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
Mighty is the force of motherhood! It transforms all things by its vital heat.
A mother's yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man.
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.
Source: Adam Bede, bk. 5, ch. 43, 1859.
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