George Eliot Quotes (75 quotations)

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1. Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life. - George Eliot

2. Adventure is not outside man; it is within. - George Eliot

3. All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation. - George Eliot

4. All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain. - George Eliot

5. All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other. - George Eliot

6. Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love. - George Eliot

7. Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. - George Eliot

8. Be courteous, be obliging, but don't give yourself over to be melted down for the benefit of the tallow trade. - George Eliot

9. Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them. - George Eliot

10. Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. - George Eliot

11. Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. - George Eliot

12. But pride only helps us to be generous; it never makes us so, any more than vanity makes us witty. - George Eliot

13. But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something, having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with. - George Eliot

14. Can any man or woman choose duties? No more that they can choose their birthplace, or their father or mother. - George Eliot

15. Childhood has no forebodings, but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow. - George Eliot

16. Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course. - George Eliot

17. Consequences are unpitying. - George Eliot

18. Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections. - George Eliot

19. Every man who is not a monster, mathematician or a mad philosopher, is the slave of some woman or other. - George Eliot

20. Excessive literary production is a social offense. - George Eliot

21. Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. - George Eliot

22. He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow. - George Eliot

23. I hold it a blasphemy to say that a man ought not to fight against authority: there is no great religion and no great freedom that has not done it, in the beginning. - George Eliot

24. I like trying [to get pregnant]. I'm not so sure about childbirth. - George Eliot

25. I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music. - George Eliot

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