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Daniel Deronda Quotes

“All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.”

Daniel Deronda

“Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.”

Daniel Deronda

“I am afraid of nothing but that we should miss the passing of our lives together.”

Daniel Deronda

“I dare say some would never get their eyes opened if it were not for a violent shock from the consequences of their own actions.”

Daniel Deronda

“I think I dislike what I don't like more than I like what I like.”

Daniel Deronda

“Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.”

Daniel Deronda

“It is a common sentence that knowledge is power; but who hath duly considered or set forth the power of ignorance? Knowledge slowly builds up what ignorance in an hour pulls down.”

Daniel Deronda

“Men can do nothing without the make-believe of a beginning.”

Daniel Deronda

“No chemical process shows a more wonderful activity than the transforming influence of the thoughts we imagine to be going on in another.”

Daniel Deronda

“No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.”

Daniel Deronda

“No retrospect will take us to the true beginning.”

Daniel Deronda

“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.”

Daniel Deronda

“There is no escaping the fact that want of sympathy condemns us to a corresponding stupidity.”

Daniel Deronda

“Those who trust us educate us.”

Daniel Deronda

Janet's Repentance Quotes

“Any coward can fight a battle when he's sure of winning; but give me the man who has pluck to fight when he's sure of losing. That's my way, sir; and there are many victories worse than a defeat.”

Janet's Repentance

“Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside itself -- it only requires opportunity.”

Janet's Repentance

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“By what right do you refuse to accept the vote of a citizen of the United States?”


More quotes by Victoria Woodhull

“Errors look so very ugly in persons of small means – one feels they are taking quite a liberty in going astray; whereas people of fortune may naturally indulge in a few delinquencies.”

Janet's Repentance

“Hatred is like fire – it makes even light rubbish deadly.”

Janet's Repentance

“Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution.”

Janet's Repentance

“The blessed work of helping the world forward, happily does not wait to be done by perfect men.”

Janet's Repentance

“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.”

Janet's Repentance

“Worldly faces, never look so worldly as at a funeral.”

Janet's Repentance

Middlemarch Quotes

“A prig is a fellow who is always making you a present of his opinions.”

Middlemarch

“A woman dictates before marriage in order that she may have an appetite for submission afterwards.”

Middlemarch

“After all, the true seeing is within.”

Middlemarch

“Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous.”

Middlemarch

“And, of course men know best about everything, except what women know better.”

Middlemarch

“Blameless people are always the most exasperating.”

Middlemarch

“Character is not cut in marble - it is not something solid and unalterable. It is something living and changing, and may become diseased as our bodies do.”

Middlemarch

“Confound you handsome young fellows! You think of having it all your own way in the world. You don't understand women. They don't admire you half so much as you admire yourselves.”

Middlemarch

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“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”


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