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

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We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T. S. Eliot

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85 9
Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. T. S. Eliot

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92 13
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T. S. Eliot

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67 9
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? T. S. Eliot

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50 6
It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind. T. S. Eliot

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63 10
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. T. S. Eliot

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56 8
This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but a whimper. T. S. Eliot

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52 7
Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them. T. S. Eliot

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49 7
Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it. T. S. Eliot

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41 5
If you haven't the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you. T. S. Eliot

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36 5
Footfalls echo in the memory down the passage which we did not take towards the door we never opened into the rose-garden. T. S. Eliot

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34 5
It's not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them. T. S. Eliot

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36 6
In my beginning is my end. T. S. Eliot

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32 6
Do I dare disturb the universe? T. S. Eliot

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33 7
Humankind cannot bear very much reality. T. S. Eliot

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27 4
For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business. T. S. Eliot

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37 11
The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down. T. S. Eliot

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30 6
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion… T. S. Eliot

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14 1
Hell is oneself, hell is alone, the other figures in it merely projections. There is nothing to escape from and nothing to escape to. One is always alone. T. S. Eliot

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22 3
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. T. S. Eliot

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26 5
I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates. T. S. Eliot

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26 5
Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things. T. S. Eliot

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21 3
April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain. T. S. Eliot

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22 5
Time past and time future what might have been and what has been point to one end, which is always present. T. S. Eliot

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12 1
It cannot be inherited, and if you want it you must obtain it by great labor. T. S. Eliot