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George Eliot quotes

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.

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

Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.

The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.

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

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

Consequences are unpitying.

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

Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down.

No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.

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

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

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

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

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.

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

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.

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

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.