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 conscience, knowledge, power, and truth

Of a truth, Knowledge is power, but it is a power reined by scruple, having a conscience of what must be and what may be. . . .

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 3, ch. 21 (1876).

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A Quote by George Eliot on fortune, laws, life, medicine, people, and seriousness

The law and medicine should be very serious professions to undertake, should they not? People's lives and fortunes depend on them.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on life, uncertainty, and writing

Life is too precious to be spent in this weaving and unweaving of false impressions, and it is better to live quietly under some degree of misrepresentation than to attempt to remove it by the uncertain process of letter-writing.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Letter, 8 Jun 1856, published in George Eliot's Life as Related in Her Letters and Journals, 1885-86

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A Quote by George Eliot on kindness, love, silence, speech, and world

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same kind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of light and speech, and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on thinking

If you could make a pudding wi' thinking o' the batter, it 'ud be easy getting dinner.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Adam Bede, 1859.

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A Quote by George Eliot on children, men, needs, and women

I tell you there isn't a thing under the sun that needs to be done at all, but what a man can do better than a woman, unless it's bearing children, and they do that in a poor makeshift way; it had better have been left to the men.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Bartle Massey, in Adam Bede, bk. 2, ch. 21, 1859.

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A Quote by George Eliot on mind, personality, and personality

But most of us are apt to settle within ourselves that the man who blocks our way is odious, and not to mind causing him a little of the disgust which his personality excites in ourselves.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 5, ch. 47 (1871).

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A Quote by George Eliot on kiss

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Kisses honeyed by oblivion.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: The Spanish Gypsy, bk. 3, 1868.

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A Quote by George Eliot on cats and wonder

I'm not one o' those as can see the cat i' the dairy, an' wonder what she's come after.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Adam Bede

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