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quote by George Eliot: Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

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

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: Breed is stronger than pasture. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

Breed is stronger than pasture.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands of experience lying side by side and never compare them with each other? with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands of experience lying side by side and never compare them with each other?

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

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

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly captivated by a woman nearly the opposite of his ideal. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly captivated by a woman nearly the opposite of his ideal.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: Excessive literary production is a social offense. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

Excessive literary production is a social offense.

--George Eliot
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

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
quote by George Eliot: When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

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

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.

--George Eliot
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

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
quote by George Eliot: Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

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

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

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

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: Adventure is not outside man; it is within. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: I like trying to get pregnant. I'm not so sure about childbirth. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

I like trying to get pregnant. I'm not so sure about childbirth.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: There are many victories worse than a defeat. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

There are many victories worse than a defeat.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: What makes life dreary is the want of a motive. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

What makes life dreary is the want of a motive.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

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

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have been. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have been.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: I'm not denyin' the women are foolish. God Almighty made 'em to match the men. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

I'm not denyin' the women are foolish. God Almighty made 'em to match the men.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: For what is love itself, for the one we love best? An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

For what is love itself, for the one we love best? An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: The best augury of a man's success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

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

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more bushes. with background image: red rose
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It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more bushes.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

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

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

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

--George Eliot

Longer Version:

Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them: they can be injured by us, they can be wounded; they know all our penitence, all our aching sense that their place is empty, all the kisses we bestow on the smallest relic of their presence.


quote by George Eliot: If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: Animals are such agreeable friends -- they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

Animals are such agreeable friends -- they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.

--George Eliot
quote by George Eliot: Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. with background image: photo of author George Eliot with quote

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

--George Eliot

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