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57 Famous Quotes by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross)

Dark the Night, with breath all flowers, And tender broken voice that fills With ravishment the listening hours,-- Whisperings, wooings, Liquid ripples, and soft ring-dove cooings In low-toned rhythm that love's aching stills! Dark the night Yet is she bright, For in her dark she brings the mystic star, Trembling yet strong, as is the voice of love, From some unknown afar.

Night Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: The Spanish Gypsy (bk. I, song)

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To be great is to be misunderstood.

Greatness Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: The Spanish Gypsy (bk. I, 56th line from end)

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The reward of one duty is the power to fulfil another.

Duty Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: Daniel Deronda (bk. VI, ch. XLVI)

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Fate has carried me 'Mid the thick arrows: I will keep my stand-- Not shrink and let the shaft pass by my breast To pierce another.

Fate Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: The Spanish Gypsy (bk. III)

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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.

Gossip Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: Daniel Deronda (bk. II, ch. XIII)

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There are glances of hatred that stab and raise no cry of murder.

Hatred Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: Felix Holt (introduction)

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Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.

Jealousy Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: The Mill on the Floss (bk. VI, ch. X)

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Perhaps the wind Wails so in winter for the summer's dead, And all sad sounds are nature's funeral cries For what has been and is not.

Wind Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: The Spanish Gypsy (bk. I)

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

Jealousy Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: The Mill on the Floss (bk. I, ch. X)

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In every parting there is an image of death.

Parting Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: Amos Barton (ch. X)

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We judge other according to results; how else?--not knowing the process by which results are arrived at.

Judgment Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: The Mill on the Floss (bk. VII, ch. II)

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That is the bitterest of all,--to wear the yoke of our own wrong-doing.

Punishment Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: Daniel Deronda (bk. V, ch. XXXVI)

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Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.

Deeds Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: Adam Bede (ch. XXIX)

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Our deeds still travel with us from afar. And what we have been makes us what we are.

Deeds Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: Motto to Middlemarch (ch. LXX)

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O radiant Dark! O darkly fostered ray! Thou hast a joy too deep for shallow Day.

Night Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: The Spanish Gypsy (bk. I)

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All things journey: sun and moon, Morning, noon, and afternoon, Night and all her stars; 'Twixt the east and western bars Round they journey, Come and go! We go with them!

Progress Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: The Spanish Gypsy (bk. III, song)

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For strong souls Live like fire-hearted suns; to spend their strength In furthest striving action.

Action Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: The Spanish Gypsy (bk. IV)

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

Vanity Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: Daniel Deronda (bk. I, ch. X)

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The moment of finding a fellow-creature is often as full of mingled doubt and exultation, as the moment of finding an idea.

Feeling Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: Daniel Deronda (bk. II, ch. XVII)

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Blessed influence of one true loving human soul on another.

Influence Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: Janet's Repentance (ch. XIX)

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O may I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead who live again In minds made better by their presence; live In pulses stirred to generosity, In deeds of daring rectitude, in scorn For miserable aims that end with self. In thoughts sublime that pierce the night like stars, And with their mild persistence urge man's search To vaster issues.

Influence Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: O May I Join the Choir Invisible

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Two angels guide The path of man, both aged and yet young. As angels are, ripening through endless years, On one he leans: some call her Memory, And some Tradition; and her voice is sweet, With deep mysterious accords: the other, Floating above, holds down a lamp with streams A light divine and searching on the earth, Compelling eyes and footsteps. Memory yields, Yet clings with loving check, and shines anew, Reflecting all the rays of that bright lamp Our angel Reason holds. We had not walked But for Tradition; we walk evermore To higher paths by brightening Reason's lamp.

Reason Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: The Spanish Gypsy (bk. II)

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Susceptible persons are more affected by a change of tone that by unexpected words.

Sensibility Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: Adam Bede (ch. XXVII)

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These gems have life in them: their colors speak, Say what words fail of.

Jewels Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: The Spanish Gypsy (bk. I)

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Consequences are unpitying. Our deeds carry their terrible consequences, quite apart from any fluctuations that went before--consequences that are hardly ever confined to ourselves.

Results Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: Adam Bede (ch. XVI)

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