George Eliot Quotes
1819 - 1880
Be motivated by this collection of words 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.
As you will see below her words are inspiring
and contain wisdom that still applies today.
The important work of moving the world forward
does not wait to be done by perfect men.
You were not made for failure, you were made for victory. Go forward with a joyful confidence.
I desire no future that will break the ties of the past.
When God makes His presence felt through us, we are like the burning
bush: Moses never took any heed what sort of bush it was -he only saw the
brightness of the Lord.
A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one's heart, chaff
and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it,
keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest
The most solid comfort one can fall back upon is the thought that the
business of one's life is to help in some small way to reduce the sum
of ignorance, degradation and misery on the face of this beautiful earth.
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Pity that consequences are determined not by excuses but by actions!
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the
name of inspiration?
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If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life,
it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat,
and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.
If youth is the season of hope, it is often so only in the sense that
our elders are hopeful about us; for no age is so apt as youth to think
its emotions, partings,
and resolves are the last of their kind. Each crisis seems final,
simply because it is new.
Blameless people are always the most exasperating.
I fear that in this thing many rich people deceive themselves.
They go on accumulating the means but never using them; making
bricks, but never building.
What greater thing is there for two human souls,
than to feel that they are joined for life -to strengthen each other in all labor,
to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain,
to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment
of the last parting?
Passion is of the nature of seed, and finds nourishment within, tending
to a predominance which determines all currents towards itself,
and makes the whole life its tributary.
Animals are such agreeable friends -
they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
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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.
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Excellence encourages one about life generally;
it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
Quotes about Life |
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 world believes about us.
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.
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