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Summary

George Eliot was a famous Author from United Kingdom, who lived between November 22, 1819 and December 22, 1880.

Biography

Evans was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She was the author of seven novels, among them was Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871-1872) and Daniel Deronda (1876). Most of her works are added to the provincial England and she is known for their realism and psychological insight in her literary works. Evans published his books under a male pseudonym to ensure that her works were taken seriously. Female writers often published books under his own name at this time, but Evans wanted to escape the stereotype that women only write gay romances. A further factor in her use of a pseudonym may have a been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and gossip.

Zodiac etc.

She is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 101 quotes who is written / told by George, under the main topics: Anger, Dad, Pet.

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Famous quotes by George Eliot (101)


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"We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves"
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"Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress"
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"Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline"
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"What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?"
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"I desire no future that will break the ties with the past"
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"It is never too late to be what you might have been"
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"Hobbies are apt to run away with us, you know; it doesn't do to be run away with. We must keep the reins"
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"Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down"
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"Hostesses who entertain much must make up their parties as ministers make up their cabinets, on grounds other than personal liking"
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"He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow"
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"Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of distinct ideas"
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"The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another"
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"The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision"
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"Our words have wings, but fly not where we would"
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"Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them"
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"What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined - to strengthen each other - to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories"
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"The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best"
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"Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand"
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"I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence"
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"For what is love itself, for the one we love best? An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love"
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"The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome, dubious eggs, called possibilities"
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"It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees"
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"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"
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"You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know"
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"You may try but you can never imagine what it is to have a man's form of genius in you, and to suffer the slavery of being a girl"
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"Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night"
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"Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot? I know no speck so troublesome as self"
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"Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and prepare one's self to do without it"
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"When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion"
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"When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity"
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"When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity"
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"Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through"
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"To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion"
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"There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows"
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"There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life"
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"There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope"
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"There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism"
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"There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms"
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"There are some cases in which the sense of injury breeds not the will to inflict injuries and climb over them as a ladder, but a hatred of all injury"
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"There are many victories worse than a defeat"
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"The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down"
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"The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words"
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"The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief"
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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"
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"The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life"
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"The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance"
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"That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one fool tells him he's wise"
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"Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma. Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath of science is a contest with mistake, and must keep the conscience alive"
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"Rome - the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar"
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"Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends?"
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"Play not with paradoxes. That caustic which you handle in order to scorch others may happen to sear your own fingers and make them dead to the quality of things"
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"No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters"
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"No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty"
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"No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from"
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"No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference"
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"Mortals are easily tempted to pinch the life out of their neighbour's buzzing glory, and think that such killing is no murder"
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"More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us"
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"Might, could, would - they are contemptible auxiliaries"
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"Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest"
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"Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty"
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"Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face"
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"In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause"
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"In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations"
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"In every parting there is an image of death"
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"In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness"
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"Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness"
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"If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence"
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"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"
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"I'm not denyin' the women are foolish. God Almighty made 'em to match the men"
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"I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out"
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"I like trying to get pregnant. I'm not so sure about childbirth"
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"Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult"
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"Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure"
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"Excessive literary production is a social offense"
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"Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world"
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"Every woman is supposed to have the same set of motives, or else to be a monster"
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"Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections"
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"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns"
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"Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet"
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"Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity"
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"Consequences are unpitying"
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"Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course"
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"But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope"
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"But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something, having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with"
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"But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy"
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"Breed is stronger than pasture"
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"Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact"
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"Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another"
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"Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them"
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"And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment"
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"An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry"
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"An ass may bray a good while before he shakes the stars down"
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"All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation"
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"Adventure is not outside man; it is within"
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"Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life"
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"A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe"
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"A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other"
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"A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections"
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"Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love"
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"All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other"
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"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms"


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