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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 explor... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
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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Most of the trouble in the wor... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. T. S. Eliot

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Only those who will risk going... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T. S. Eliot

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It is obvious that we can no m... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
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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Where is the wisdom we have lo... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
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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I have measured out my life wi... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. T. S. Eliot

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Half of the harm that is done ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
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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This is the way the world ends... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but a whimper. T. S. Eliot

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If you haven't the strength to... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
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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Only by acceptance of the past... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it. T. S. Eliot

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Footfalls echo in the memory d... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
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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It's not wise to violate rules... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
It's not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them. T. S. Eliot

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In my beginning is my end. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
In my beginning is my end. T. S. Eliot

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Do I dare disturb the universe... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
Do I dare disturb the universe? T. S. Eliot

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The years between fifty and se... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
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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Humankind cannot bear very muc... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
Humankind cannot bear very much reality. T. S. Eliot

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Poetry is not a turning loose ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion… T. S. Eliot

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Hell is oneself, hell is alone... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
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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Genuine poetry can communicate... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. T. S. Eliot

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Success is relative. It is wha... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things. T. S. Eliot

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I don't believe one grows olde... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
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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For us, there is only the tryi... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business. T. S. Eliot

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April is the cruelest month, b... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
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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Time past and time future what... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
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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I will show you fear in a hand... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
I will show you fear in a handful of dust. T. S. Eliot

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It cannot be inherited, and if... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
It cannot be inherited, and if you want it you must obtain it by great labor. T. S. Eliot

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The awful daring of a moment's... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
The awful daring of a moment's surrender which an age of prudence can never retract. T. S. Eliot

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Love is most nearly itself whe... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter. T. S. Eliot

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The last temptation is the gre... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
The last temptation is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason. T. S. Eliot

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It is a medium of entertainmen... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
It is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome. T. S. Eliot

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There is no method but to be v... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
There is no method but to be very intelligent. T. S. Eliot

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Friendship should be more than... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
Friendship should be more than biting time can sever. T. S. Eliot

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For last year's words belong t... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. T. S. Eliot

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War is not a life: it is a sit... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
War is not a life: it is a situation, one which may neither be ignored nor accepted. T. S. Eliot

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All cases are unique and very ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
All cases are unique and very similar to others. T. S. Eliot

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The dream crossed twilight bet... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
The dream crossed twilight between birth and dying. T. S. Eliot

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People exercise an unconscious... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced. T. S. Eliot

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I suppose some editors are fai... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
I suppose some editors are failed writers; but so are most writers. T. S. Eliot

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The young feel tired at the en... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
The young feel tired at the end of an action, the old at the beginning. T. S. Eliot

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Liberty is a different kind of... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
Liberty is a different kind of pain from prison. T. S. Eliot

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It seems just possible that a ... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
It seems just possible that a poem might happen to a very young man: but a poem is not poetry --That is a life. T. S. Eliot

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In the room the women come and... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
In the room the women come and go talking of Michelangelo. T. S. Eliot

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Think not forever of yourselve... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
Think not forever of yourselves, O Chiefs, nor of your own generation. Think of continuing generations of our families, think of our grandchildren and of those yet unborn, whose faces are coming from beneath the ground. T. S. Eliot

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What we know of other people's... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
What we know of other people's only our memory of the moments during which we knew them. T. S. Eliot

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Our emotions are only incident... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
Our emotions are only incidents in the effort to keep day and night together. T. S. Eliot

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You are the music while the mu... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
You are the music while the music lasts. T. S. Eliot

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A play should give you somethi... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can't be much good. T. S. Eliot

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Moving between the legs of tab... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree. T. S. Eliot

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A people without history is no... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
A people without history is not redeemed from time, for history is a pattern of timeless moments. T. S. Eliot

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Where does one go from a world... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes
Where does one go from a world of insanity? Somewhere on the other side of despair. T. S. Eliot