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Perfect love has a breath of poetry which can exalt the relations of the least-instructed human beings ~ George Eliot

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking ~ George Eliot

Plainness has its peculiar temptations quite as much as beauty ~ George Eliot

Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends? ~ George Eliot

Religion can only change when the emotions which fill it are changed; and the religion of personal fear remains nearly at the level of the savage ~ George Eliot

Some folks' tongues are like the clocks as run on strikin', not to tell you the time o' the day, but because there's summat wrong i' their own inside ~ George Eliot

Speech may be barren; but it is ridiculous to suppose that silence is always brooding on a nestful of eggs ~ George Eliot

The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance ~ George Eliot

The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life ~ George Eliot

The beginning of hardship is like the first taste of bitter food - it seems for a moment unbearable; yet, if there is nothing else to satisfy our hunger, we take another bite and find it possible to go on ~ George Eliot



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The best augury of a man's success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world ~ George Eliot

The desire to conquer is itself a sort of subjection ~ George Eliot

The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief ~ George Eliot

The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words ~ George Eliot

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 ~ George Eliot

The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history ~ George Eliot

The higher life begins for us ... when we renounce our own will to bow before a Divine law ~ George Eliot

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men ~ George Eliot

The nature o' things doesn't change, though it seems as if one's own life was nothing but change ~ George Eliot

The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best ~ George Eliot



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The pride of the body is a barrier against the gifts that purify the soul ~ George Eliot

The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision ~ George Eliot

The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another ~ George Eliot

The right to rebellion is the right to seek a higher rule, and not to wander in mere lawlessness ~ George Eliot

The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice ~ George Eliot

The sublime delight of truthful speech to one who has the great gift of uttering it, will make itself felt even through the pangs of sorrow ~ George Eliot

The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome dubious eggs called possibilities ~ George Eliot

The wrong that rouses our angry passions finds only a medium in us; it passes through us like a vibration, and we inflict what we have suffered ~ George Eliot

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 ~ George Eliot

There are but two sorts of government: one where men show their teeth at each other, and one where men show their tongues and lick the feet of the strongest ~ George Eliot


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