george eliot Quotes

Animals are such agreeable friends" they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
tags: animals questions
— George Eliot
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.
tags: heart lies silence human die vision
— George Eliot
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
tags: men giving blessed facts
— George Eliot
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
tags: live
— George Eliot
Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
tags: men giving blessed facts
— George Eliot
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.
tags: belief
— George Eliot
When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.
tags: death
— George Eliot
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
tags: peace live
— George Eliot
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.
tags: soul earth
— George Eliot
Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
tags: loving mother
— George Eliot
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.
tags: world
— George Eliot
These gems have life in them: their colors speak, say what words fail of.
tags: fail
— George Eliot
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.
tags: soul sky faith courage
— George Eliot
I don't see how a man is to be good for much unless he has some one woman to love him dearly.
tags: men women
— George Eliot
And, of course men know best about everything, except what women know better.
tags: men women
— George Eliot
[It is easier] to quell emotion than to incur the consequences of venting it.
tags: emotion consequence
— 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.
tags: secret
— George Eliot
Death was not to be a leap: it was to be a long descent under thickening shadows.
tags: death
— George Eliot
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.
tags: belief time present ideas
— George Eliot
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.
tags: mystery soul god
— George Eliot
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
tags: animals friends
— George Eliot
Impatient people, according to Bacon, are like the bees, and kill themselves in stinging others.
tags: people
— George Eliot
Particular lies may speak a general truth.
tags: truth lies
— George Eliot
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it.
tags: soul
— George Eliot
"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.
tags: help faith
— George Eliot
Women should be protected from anyone's exercise of unrighteous power... but then, so should every other living creature.
tags: women power living exercise
— George Eliot
The right to rebellion is the right to seek a higher rule, and not to wander in mere lawlessness.
tags: right rules
— George Eliot
The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
tags: language
— George Eliot
Justice is like the kingdom of God--it is not without us as a fact, it is within us as a great yearning.
tags: justice facts
— George Eliot
Life is measured by the rapidity of change, the succession of influences that modify the being.
tags: influence
— George Eliot
People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest neighbors.
tags: people bravery
— George Eliot
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.
tags: world self vision
— George Eliot
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.
tags: ideas
— George Eliot
george eliot
Birth    : November 22, 1819
Death  : December 22, 1880
Occupation  : Novelist