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George Eliot Quotes

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In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.
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Consequences are unpitying.
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No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.
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Might, could, would - they are contemptible auxiliaries.
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When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.
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We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.
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For what is love itself, for the one we love best? An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love.
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The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
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Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
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Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends?
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Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
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Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.
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I'm not denying that women are foolish: God almighty made 'em to match the men.
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The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome, dubious eggs, called possibilities.
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Hostesses who entertain much must make up their parties as ministers make up their cabinets, on grounds other than personal liking.
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Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of distinct ideas.
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Rome - the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.
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We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything.
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No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
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The reward of one duty done is the power to fulfill another.
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We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have been.
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But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy.
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Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution.
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Mortals are easily tempted to pinch the life out of their neighbour's buzzing glory, and think that such killing is no murder.
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It always remains true that if we had been greater, circumstance would have been less strong against us.
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