George Eliot QuotesBe motivated by a collection of wisdom in these George Eliot quotes. A famous English novelist who wrote under the name of George Eliot. Mary Anne Evans is the person who wrote as George Eliot. During her life span, 1819 - 1880, she wrote many words of wisdom. As you will see below her quotes are inspiring and contain wisdom that still applies today; collection put together by Catherine Pulsifer .
The important work of moving the world forward
does not wait to be done by perfect men.
Animals are such agreeable friends -
they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
The best augury of a man's success in his profession is that
he thinks it the finest in the world.
But what we call our despair is often only
the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
Excellence encourages one about life generally;
it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
Genius at first is little more than
a great capacity for receiving discipline.
Great things are not done by impulse,
but by a series of small things brought together.
We are all apt to believe what
The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision.
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
Be courteous, be obliging, but don't give yourself over to be melted down for the benefit of the tallow trade.
Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
It's never too late to be who you might have been.
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more words of wisdom from George Eliot:
Might, could, would - they are contemptible auxiliaries.
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!
I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
What do we live for; if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?
Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.
Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.
What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined... to strengthen each other... to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.
Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.
There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.
The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old.
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.