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    Animals are such agreeable friends" they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
    — George Eliot
    tags: animals  questions 
     
    If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.
    — George Eliot
    tags: heart  lies  silence  human  die  vision 
     
    Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
    — George Eliot
    tags: men  giving  blessed  facts 
     
    What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
    — George Eliot
    tags: live 
     
    Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
    — George Eliot
    tags: men  giving  blessed  facts 
     
    It is never too late to be what you might have been.
    — George Eliot
    Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
    — George Eliot
    Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
    — George Eliot
    Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.
    — George Eliot
    tags: belief 
     
    When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.
    — George Eliot
    tags: death 
     
    An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
    — George Eliot
    tags: peace  live 
     
    Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
    — George Eliot
    tags: soul  earth 
     
    Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
    — George Eliot
    tags: loving  mother 
     
    I think I dislike what I don't like more than I like what I like.
    — George Eliot
    But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.
    — George Eliot
    tags: world 
     
    These gems have life in them: their colors speak, say what words fail of.
    — George Eliot
    tags: fail 
     
    It's never too late to be who you were meant to be.
    — George Eliot
    May every soul that touches mine - be it the slightest contact - get there from some good; some little grace; one kindly thought; one aspiration yet unfelt; one bit of courage for the darkening sky; one gleam of faith to brave the thickening ills of life; one glimpse of brighter skies beyond the gathering mists - to make this life worthwhile.
    — George Eliot
    tags: soul  sky  faith  courage 
     
    I don't see how a man is to be good for much unless he has some one woman to love him dearly.
    — George Eliot
    tags: men  women 
     
    And, of course men know best about everything, except what women know better.
    — George Eliot
    tags: men  women 
     
    [It is easier] to quell emotion than to incur the consequences of venting it.
    — George Eliot
    Resolve will melt no rocks. But it can scale them.
    — George Eliot
    We have all our secret sins; and if we knew ourselves we should not judge each other harshly.
    — George Eliot
    tags: secret 
     
    Death was not to be a leap: it was to be a long descent under thickening shadows.
    — George Eliot
    tags: death 
     
    I am influenced at the present time by far higher considerations and by a nobler idea of duty than I ever was when I held the Evangelical belief.
    — George Eliot
    tags: belief  time  present  ideas 
     
    I found it better for my soul to be humble before the mysteries o' God's dealings, and not be making a clatter about what I could never understand.
    — George Eliot
    tags: mystery  soul  god 
     
    Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
    — George Eliot
    tags: animals  friends 
     
    Impatient people, according to Bacon, are like the bees, and kill themselves in stinging others.
    — George Eliot
    tags: people 
     
    Particular lies may speak a general truth.
    — George Eliot
    tags: truth  lies 
     
    Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it.
    — George Eliot
    tags: soul 
     
    "Heaven help us," said the old religion; the new one, from its very lack of that faith, will teach us all the more to help one another.
    — George Eliot
    tags: help  faith 
     
    Women should be protected from anyone's exercise of unrighteous power... but then, so should every other living creature.
    — George Eliot
    tags: women  power  living  exercise 
     
    The right to rebellion is the right to seek a higher rule, and not to wander in mere lawlessness.
    — George Eliot
    tags: right  rules 
     
    The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
    — George Eliot
    tags: language 
     
    Justice is like the kingdom of God--it is not without us as a fact, it is within us as a great yearning.
    — George Eliot
    tags: justice  facts 
     
    Life is measured by the rapidity of change, the succession of influences that modify the being.
    — George Eliot
    tags: influence 
     
    People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest neighbors.
    — George Eliot
    tags: people  bravery 
     
    Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot? I know no speck so troublesome as self.
    — George Eliot
    tags: world  self  vision 
     
    We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have been.
    — George Eliot
    Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.
    — George Eliot
    tags: ideas 
     
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    george eliot
    Birth    : November 22, 1819
    Death  : December 22, 1880
    Occupation  : Novelist