George Eliot Quotes Page 2
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
Helping Others |
Be courteous, be obliging, but don’t give yourself over to be melted down for the benefit of the tallow trade.
Inspirational Quotes |
Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
We are children of a large family, and must learn, as such children do, not to expect that our little hurts will be made much of – to be content with little nurture and caressing, and help each other the more.
No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read itare no longer the same interpreters.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
That by desiring what is perfectly good, even when we don’t quite know what it is and cannot do what we would, we are part of the divine power against evil – widening the skirts of light and making the struggle with darkness narrower.
Any coward can fight a battle when he’s sure of winning, but give me the man who has pluck to fight when he’s sure of losing. That’s my way, sir; and there are many victories worse than a defeat.
There are various orders of beauty, causing men to make fools of themselves in various styles . . . but there is one order of beauty which seems made to turn the heads not only of men, but of all intelligent mammals, even of women. It is a beauty like that of kittens, or very small downy ducks making gentle rippling noises with their soft bills, or babies just beginning to toddle and to engage in conscious mischief – a beauty with which you can never be angry, but that you feel ready to crush for inability to comprehend the state of mind into which it throws you.
Life is measured by the rapidity of change, the succession of influences that modify the being.
Quotes about Change |
I daresay some would never get their eyes opened if it were not for a violent shock from the consequences of their own actions.
Character is not cut in marble – it is not something solid and unalterable. It is something living and changing, and may become diseased as our bodies do.
There are always people who can’t forgive an able man for differing from them.
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.
Might, could, would – they are contemptible auxiliaries.
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!
Quotes about 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?
Quotes about Life |
Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.
The Play of Your 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.
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