George Eliot Quotes

English novelist, journalist, translator and a writer

The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
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Selfish- a judgment readily passed by those who have never tested their own power of sacrifice.
– George Eliot

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It is never too late to be what you might have been.
– George Eliot

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Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.
– George Eliot

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One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
– George Eliot

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Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
– George Eliot

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Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
– George Eliot

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The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.
– George Eliot

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Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
– George Eliot

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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 away.
– George Eliot

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People are almost always better than their neighbors think they are.
– George Eliot

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Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it.
– George Eliot

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What destroys us most effectively is not a malign fate but our own capacity for self-deception and for degrading our own best self.
– George Eliot

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It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.
– George Eliot

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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.
– George Eliot

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There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.
– George Eliot

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Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
– George Eliot

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Our deeds still travel with us from afar/And what we have been makes us what we are.
– George Eliot

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Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
– George Eliot

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Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
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