George Eliot Quotes Page 3

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


The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome, dubious eggs, called possibilities.
George Eliot
Possibilities   |  


My life is too short, and God's work is too great for me to think of making a home for myself in this world.
George Eliot
God   |  


It is a common sentence that knowledge is power; but who hath duly considered or set forth the power of ignorance? Knowledge slowly builds up what ignorance in an hour pulls down.
George Eliot
Knowledge   |  


The most powerful movement of feeling with a liturgy is the prayer which seeks for nothing special, but is a yearning to escape from the limitations of our own weakness and an invocation of all Good to enter and abide with us.
George Eliot
Prayer   |  


Our consiousness rarely registers the beginning of a growth within us anymore than without us: there have been many circulations of the sap before we detect the smallest sign of the bud.
George Eliot
New Beginnings   |  


Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.
George Eliot
Character   |  


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.
George Eliot
Memory   |


Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.
George Eliot
Inspirational Quotes  |


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.
George Eliot
Gossip   |  


There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.
George Eliot
Music Quotes   |  


The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
George Eliot
Choices   |  


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.
George Eliot
Friend   |  


Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
George Eliot
Death   |  


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.
George Eliot
Angel   |  


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.
George Eliot
Beauty   |  


Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
George Eliot
Good   |  


More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.
George Eliot
Wise   |  


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