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George Eliot (1819 - 1880)
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Be courteous, be obliging, but don't give yourself over to be melted down for the benefit of the tallow trade.
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George Eliot
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
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George Eliot
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
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I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.
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George Eliot
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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George Eliot
Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.
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George Eliot
It's never too late to be who you might have been.
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George Eliot
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
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George Eliot
Our deeds travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.
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George Eliot
The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.
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George Eliot
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.
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The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.
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George Eliot
The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
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George Eliot
The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
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George Eliot
There's folks 'ud stand on their heads and then say the fault was i' their boots.
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George Eliot
We are all apt to believe what the world believes about us.
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George Eliot
What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life?
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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 one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
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George Eliot
Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.
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George Eliot, "Middlemarch", Book I, ch.1
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
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George Eliot, 'Mr. Gilfil's Love Story,' Scenes of Clerical Life, 1857
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