Quotes by George Eliot

No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference. ...

George Eliot compliments

A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other. ...

George Eliot girls

In the schoolroom her quick mind had taken readily that strong starch of unexplained rules and disconnected facts which saves igno rance fro ...

George Eliot school

There is hardly any contact more depressing to a young ardent creature than that of a mind in which years full of knowledge seem t o have is ...

George Eliot knowledge youth sympathy

... it is an uneasy lot at best, to be what we call highly taught and yet not to enjoy: to be present at this great spectacle of l ife and n ...

George Eliot scholarship joy events

... the mistakes that we male and female mortals make when we have our own way might fairly raise some wonder that we are so fond of it. ...

George Eliot freedom choice

O may I join the choir invisibleOf those immortal dead who live againIn minds made better by their presence: ...

George Eliot immortality

There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondenc y of unea ...

George Eliot jealousy

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

George Eliot jealousy

... that softening influence of the fine arts which makes other people's hardships picturesque ... ...

George Eliot arts hardship

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