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

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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A blush is no language: only a dubious flag-signal which may mean either of two contradictories.

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

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The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.

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

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A man deep-wounded may feel too much pain To feel much anger.

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

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Anger seek it prey,-- Something to tear with sharp-edged tooth and claw, Like not to go off hungry, leaving Love To feast on milk and honeycomb at will.

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

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Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

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

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In traveling I shape myself betimes to idleness And take fools' pleasure.

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

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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

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

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

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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We are not apt to fear for the fearless, when we are companions in their danger.

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

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When you see fair hair Be pitiful.

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

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And rank for her meant duty, various, Yet equal in its worth, done worthily. Command was service; humblest service done By willing and discerning souls was glory.

Duty Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: Agatha

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A man's a man, But when you see a king, you see the work Of many thousand men.

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

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What makes like dreary is the want of motive.

Motive Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: Daniel Deronda (bk. VIII, ch. LXV)

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I couldn't live in peace if I put the shadow of a wilful sin between myself and God.

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

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The devil tempts us not--'tis we tempt him, Reckoning his skill with opportunity.

Temptation Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: Felix Holt (ch. XLVII)

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Our joy is dead, and only smiles on us.

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

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Kisses honeyed by oblivion.

Kisses Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: The Spanish Gypsy (bk. III, l. 251 from end of bk.)

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Where you have friends you should not go to inns.

Inns Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: Agatha

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But certain winds will make men's temper bad.

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

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I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.

Conceit Quotes, by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) , Source: The Mill on the Floss (bk. V, ch. IV)

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As they who make Good luck a god count all unlucky men.

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

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