George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

#13268 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

My ownand development deepen everyday my conviction that our may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with and individual . .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about men
#13270 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

We have all aof meeting with some , some tenderness, some , when we are : it is theonly who cannot be— the living only from whom men's indulgence and reverence are held off... .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about men
#13271 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

If art does not enlarge men's sympathies, it does nothing morally. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about art
#13273 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

Ourare likethat are born to us; theyandapart from our own will. Nay, children may be strangled, but deeds never: they have an indestructible life both in and out of our ; .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about life
#13274 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

Butis a plant of , and the seeds have never flourished beyond the walls. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)
#13275 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

Hiswas destitute of that dread which has been erroneously decried as if it were nothing higher than a man’s animal care for his own skin: that awe of the Divine Nemesis which was felt by religious pagans, and, though it took a more positive form under , is still felt by the mass of mankind simply as a vagueat anything which is called wrong-doing. Such terror of the unseen is so far above mere sensualthat it will annihilate that cowardice: it is the initial recognition of a restraining , and checks the hard bold scrutiny of imperfectinto obligations which can never be proved to have any sanctity in the abscence of feeling. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about war
#13276 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

An ass may bray a good while before he shakes thedown. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about good
#13277 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

The realm ofis large enough beyond the grave. This is theofand , and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about you
#13278 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

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. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about fear
#13279 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

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

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about peace
#13280 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

The darkestthat ever fell upon thenever hid the , never put out the . It only made the stars more keenly, kindly glancing, as if in protest against the . .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about dark
#13281 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

'Tis God gives skill, But not without men's hands: He could not make Antonio Stradivari's violins Without Antonio. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about men
#13282 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

I like not only to be , but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same kind. But the realm ofis large enough beyond the grave. This is theofand , and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about love
#13283 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

is the man who, havingto say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the . .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about man
#13285 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

The golden moments in the stream ofrush past us, and we see nothing but sand; thecome to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about men
#13286 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

is the influence of one true, loving on another. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about true
#13287 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

The difficulty is, to decide how far resolution should set in the direction of activity rather than in the acceptance of a more negative state. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about acceptance
#13288 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

I began ... to watch with peculiar alarm lest what I called my philosophic estimate of the human lot in general, should be a mere prose lyric expressing my own pain and consequent bad temper. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about pain
#13289 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

Examining thein order to find consolation is very much like looking carefully over the pages of a greatin order to find our own . ... Whether we find what we want or not, our preoccupation has hindered us from a trueof the contents. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about age
#13290 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

... that modern sect of Flagellants who make a ritual of lashing — not themselves but — all their neighbours. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about age
#13291 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

Anycan 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. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about man
#13292 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

The oftheforward, happily does not wait to be done bymen. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about war
#13293 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

This volume contains three stories: "The Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton", "Mr Gilfil's Love Story" and "Janet's Repentance". Theis available from Project Gutenberg. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about art
#13294 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

Nice distinctions are troublesome. It is so much easier to say that a thing is black, than to discriminate the particular shade of brown, blue, or green, to which it really belongs. It is so much easier to make up your mind that your neighbour is good for nothing, than to enter into all the circumstances that would oblige you to modify that opinion. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about art
#13295 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

Every man who is not a monster, a mathematician, or a mad philosopher, is the slave of some woman or other. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about man
#13296 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

[Most people] are neither extraordinarily silly, nor extraordinarily wicked, nor extraordinarily wise; their eyes are neither deep and liquid with sentiment, nor sparkling with suppressed witticisms; they have probably had no hairbreadth escapes or thrilling adventures; their brains are certainly not pregnant with genius, and their passions have not manifested themselves at all after the fashion of a volcano. … Depend upon it, you would gain unspeakably if you would learn with me to see some of the poetry and the pathos, the tragedy and the comedy, lying in the experience of a human soul that looks out through dull grey eyes, and that speaks in a voice of quite ordinary tones. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about poetry
#13298 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about man
#13299 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

The blessed work oftheforward, happily does not wait to be done bymen. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about war
#13300 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

Worldly faces, never look so worldly as at a funeral. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about world
#13301 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

Who can prove Wit to be witty when with deeper ground Dulness intuitive declares wit dull? .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about wit
#13302 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

It's but little good you'll do a-watering the last year's crop. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about good
#13303 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

Deep, unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism, a regeneration, the initiation into a new state. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about suffering
#13304 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

We hand folks over to 's , and show none ourselves. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)
#13305 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

Ourdetermine us, as much as we determine our deeds ... .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)
#13306 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

are unpitying. Our deeds carry their terrible consequences, quite apart from any fluctuations that went before — consequences that are hardly ever confined to ourselves. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about art
#13307 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

Family likeness has often a deep sadness in it. Nature, that great tragic dramatist, knits us together by bone and muscle, and divides us by the subtler web of our brains; blends yearning and repulsion; and ties us by our heart-strings to the beings that jar us at every movement. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about art
#13308 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

is a licensed trespasser: it has no fear of dogs, but may climb over walls and peep in at windows with impunity. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about fear
#13309 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

The natur o' things doesn't change, though it seems as if one's own life was nothing but change. The square o' four is sixteen, and you must lengthen your lever in proportion to your weight, is as true when a man's miserable as when he's happy; and the best o' working is, it gives you a grip hold o' things outside your own lot". .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about life
#13310 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

has a way of cheating itself consciously, like a child who plays at solitary hide-and-seek; it is pleased with assurances that it all the while disbelieves. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about self
#13311 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

"There's folks as make bad butter and trusten to the salt t' hide it." (Mrs Poyser). .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about trust
#13312 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

It was a still afternoon — the golden light was lingering languidly among the upper boughs, only glancing down here and there on the purple pathway and its edge of faintly sprinkled moss: an afternoon in which destiny disguises her cold awful face behind a hazy radiant veil, encloses us in warm downy wings, and poisons us with violet-scented breath. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about war
#13313 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

Such young unfurrowed souls roll to meet each other like two velvet peaches that touch softly and are at rest; they mingle as easily as two brooklets that ask for nothing but to entwine themselves and ripple with ever-interlacing curves in the leafiest hiding-places. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about soul
#13314 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

is so easy,so difficult... .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)
#13315 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

Herlived in no cherished secrets of its own, but inwhich it longed to share with all the . .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about live
#13316 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

People who love downy peaches are apt not to think of the stone, and sometimes jar their teeth terribly against it. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about love
#13317 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

One can say everything best over a meal. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about best
#13318 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

"I like breakfast-time better than any other moment in the day," said Mr. Irwine. "No dust has settled on one's mind then, and it presents a clear mirror to the rays of things". .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about time
#13320 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

is like the mighty rivers that bless the earth: it does not wait for— it flows with resistlessand bringswith it. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about art
#13322 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

It seems to me now, if I was to find Father at home to-night, I should behave different; but there's no knowing — perhaps nothing 'ud be a lesson to us if it didn't come too late. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about home
#13323 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

It was the last weakness he meant to indulge in; and a man never lies with more delicious languor under the influence of a passion than when he has persuaded himself that he shall subdue it to-morrow. .

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Quotes about passion

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