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Best 120 Quotes by George Eliot – Page 1 of 4

“Adventure is not outside man; it is within”

“Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.”

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

“Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.”

“Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.”

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

“It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.”

“No man can be wise on an empty stomach.”

“The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.”

“The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our ego and live in another’s world.”

“There are many victories worse than a defeat.”

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

Adam Bede Quotes

“A woman may get to love by degrees — the best fire does not flare up the soonest.”

Adam Bede

“Consequences are unpitying. Our deeds carry their terrible consequences, quite apart from any fluctuations that went before — consequences that are hardly ever confined to ourselves.”

Adam Bede

“He was like the rooster who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.”

Adam Bede

“How is it that the poets have said so many fine things about our first love, so few about our later love?

Are their first poems their best? Or are not those the best which come from their fuller thought, their larger experience, their deeper-rooted affections?”

Adam Bede

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“One can acquire everything in solitude except character.”


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“I like breakfast-time better than any other moment in the day. No dust has settled on one's mind then, and it presents a clear mirror to the rays of things.”

Adam Bede

“In so complex a thing as human nature, we must consider, it is hard to find rules without exception.”

Adam Bede

“It's easy finding reasons why other folks should be patient.”

Adam Bede

“On the verge of a decision we all tremble: hope pauses with fluttering wings.”

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“One can say everything best over a meal.”

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

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“Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.”

Adam Bede

“Pity that consequences are determined not by excuses but by actions!”

Adam Bede

“There is one order of beauty which seems made to turn heads. It is a beauty like that of kittens, or very small downy ducks making gentle rippling noises with their soft bills, or babies just beginning to toddle.”

Adam Bede

“We are contented with our day when we have been able to bear our grief in silence, and act as if we were not suffering.”

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“We hand folks over to God's mercy and show none ourselves.”

Adam Bede

“What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life – to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?”

Adam Bede

“When death, the great Reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.”

Adam Bede

Daniel Deronda Quotes

“A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.”

Daniel Deronda

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“Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.”


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