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 it
are 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
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
There are always people who can't forgive an able man for differing
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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