George Eliot quotes

 quotes - It is never too late to be what you might have been. Share

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

— George Eliot

 quotes - Adventure is not outside man; it is within. Share

“Adventure is not outside man; it is within.”

— George Eliot

 quotes - It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees. Share

“It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.”

— George Eliot

 quotes - There are many victories worse than a defeat. Share

“There are many victories worse than a defeat.”

— George Eliot

“I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.”

— George Eliot

“Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.”

— George Eliot

“Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.”

— George Eliot

“Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.”

— George Eliot

“Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.”

— George Eliot

“Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.”

— George Eliot

“Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.”

— George Eliot

“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.”

— George Eliot

“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.”

— George Eliot

“What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?”

— George Eliot

“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.”

— George Eliot

“Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.”

— George Eliot

“What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?”

— George Eliot

“It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old.”

— George Eliot

“Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.”

— George Eliot

“Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.”

— George Eliot

“The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome, dubious eggs, called possibilities.”

— George Eliot

“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.”

— George Eliot

“Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity.”

— George Eliot

“The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision.”

— George Eliot

“But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.”

— 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.”

— George Eliot

“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.”

— George Eliot

“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.”

— George Eliot

“An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.”

— George Eliot

“I'm not denyin' the women are foolish. God Almighty made 'em to match the men.”

— George Eliot