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A list of the best George Eliot quotes. This list is arranged by which famous George Eliot quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest George Eliot quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from George Eliot should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable George Eliot quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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

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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

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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. George Eliot

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One soweth and another reapeth is a verity that applies to evil as well as good. George Eliot

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Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are. George Eliot

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One must be poor to know the luxury of giving. George Eliot

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Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds. George Eliot

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Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact. George Eliot

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To act with doubleness towards a man whose own conduct was double, was so near an approach to virtue that it deserved to be called by no meaner name than diplomacy. George Eliot

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

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Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly. George Eliot

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The reward of one's duty is the power to fulfill another. George Eliot

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Those who trust us educate us. George Eliot

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

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To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion. George Eliot

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Might, could, would --they are contemptible auxiliaries. George Eliot

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What quarrel, what harshness, what unbelief in each other can subsist in the presence of a great calamity, when all the artificial vesture of our life is gone, and we are all one with each other in primitive mortal needs? George Eliot

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There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows. George Eliot

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How could a man be satisfied with a decision between such alternatives and under such circumstances? No more than he can be satisfied with his hat, which he's chosen from among such shapes as the resources of the age offer him, wearing it at best with a resignation which is chiefly supported by comparison. George Eliot

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A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections. George Eliot

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She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts. George Eliot

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I at least have so much to do in unraveling certain human lots, and seeing how they were woven and interwoven, that all the light I can command must be concentrated on this particular web, and not dispersed over that tempting range of relevancies called the universe. George Eliot

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

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Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands of experience lying side by side and never compare them with each other? George Eliot

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

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Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world. George Eliot

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For what we call illusions are often, in truth, a wider vision of past and present realities --a willing movement of a man's soul with the larger sweep of the world's forces --a movement towards a more assured end than the chances of a single life. George Eliot

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There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms. George Eliot

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The sense of an entailed disadvantage -- the deformed foot doubtfully hidden by the shoe, makes a restlessly active spiritual yeast, and easily turns a self-centered, unloving nature into an Ishmaelite. But in the rarer sort, who presently see their own frustrated claim as one among a myriad, the inexorable sorrow takes the form of fellowship and makes the imagination tender. George Eliot

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Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness! George Eliot

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The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief. George Eliot

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I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out. George Eliot

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

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Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it. George Eliot

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

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You have such strong words at command, that they make the smallest argument seem formidable. George Eliot

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Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand. George Eliot

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The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best. George Eliot

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In the multitude of middle-aged men who go about their vocations in a daily course determined for them much in the same way as the tie of their cravats, there is always a good number who once meant to shape their own deeds and alter the world a little. George Eliot

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Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age. George Eliot

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Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night. George Eliot

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What do we live for; if it is not to make life less difficult to each other? George Eliot

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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

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It's them as take advantage that get advantage I this world. George Eliot

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Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking. George Eliot

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In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause. George Eliot

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The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistorical acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs. George Eliot

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Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of distinct ideas. George Eliot

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Children demand that their heroes should be freckleless, and easily believe them so: perhaps a first discovery to the contrary is less revolutionary shock to a passionate child than the threatened downfall of habitual beliefs which makes the world seem to totter for us in maturer life. George Eliot

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But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy. George Eliot