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George Eliot Quotes


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

No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.
 

No man can be wise on an empty stomach.
[Wisdom]
 

No man is matriculated to the art of life till he has been well tempted.
[Temptation]
 

No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.
 

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

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
[Anticipation]
 

Nothing will give permanent success in any enterprise of life, except native capacity cultivated by honest and persevering effort. - Genius is often but the capacity for receiving and improving by discipline.
[Genius]
 

Oh, may I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead who live again.
[Immortality]
 

Old men's eyes are like old men's memories; they are strongest for things a long way off.
[Age]
 

One couldn't carry on life comfortably without a little blindness to the fact that everything has been said better than we can put it ourselves.
[Originality]
 

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!
 

One's self-satisfaction is an untaxed kind of property, which it is very unpleasant to find depreciated.
[Conceit]
 

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
 

Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution.
[Self Pity]
 

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

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
[Deeds]
 

Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.
[Decisions]
 

Our vanities differ as our noses do; all conceit is not the same conceit, but varies in correspondence with the mental make in which one of us differs from another.
[Vanity]
 

Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.
 


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