The best Quotations


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

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
- George Eliot

'tis god gives skill, but not without men's hand: he could not make antonio stradivarius's violins without antonio.
- George Eliot

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

A mother's yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man.
- George Eliot

A supreme love, a motive that gives a sublime rhythm to a woman's life, and exalts habit into partnership with the soul's highest needs, is not to be had where and how she wills.
- George Eliot

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

A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed receipt.
- George Eliot

All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
- George Eliot

Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous.
- George Eliot

And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.
- George Eliot

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
- George Eliot

Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot

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.
- George Eliot

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

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

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

Blows are sarcasm's turned stupid.
- George Eliot

Breed is stronger than pasture.
- George Eliot

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

But most of us are apt to settle within ourselves that the man who blocks our way is odious, and not to mind causing him a little of the disgust which his personality excites in ourselves.
- George Eliot

But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something, having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with.
- George Eliot

But the mother's yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of real human love, feels the presence of the cherished child even in the debased, degraded man.
- George Eliot

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

Certainly, the mistakes that we male and female mortals make when we have our own way might fairly raise some wonder that we're so fond of it.
- George Eliot


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Quotation You will never win if you never begin. - writer
Quotation Never tire yourself more than necessary, even if you have to found a culture on the fatigue of your bones. - writer
Quotation When speculation has done its worst, two and two still make four. - writer
Quotation When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it. - writer
Quotation As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker. - writer
Quotation How long should you try? Until. - writer