George Eliot Quotes Page 3
Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.
The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome, dubious eggs, called 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.
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.
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.
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.
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Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.
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.
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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.
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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.
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