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77 Famous Quotes by George Eliot
11/22/1819 - 12/22/1880
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Marian Evans     Mary Anne Evans     Mary Ann Evans
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One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you're feeling blue is that he doesn't try to find out why

Animals Quotes, by George Eliot

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Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity

Cruelty Quotes, by George Eliot

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The reward of one duty done is the power to fulfill another

Fulfilment Quotes, by George Eliot

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Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.

Friendship Quotes, by George Eliot

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

Tenderness Quotes, by George Eliot

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A difference of tastes in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

Affection Quotes, by George Eliot

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

Arrogance Quotes, by George Eliot

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What quarrel, what harshness, what unbelief in each other can subsist in the presence of a great calamity, when all the artificial vesture of our life is gone, and we are all one with each other in primitive mortal needs?

Disasters Quotes, by George Eliot

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There are some cases. . . in which the sense of injury breeds --not the will to inflict injuries and climb over them as a ladder, but --a hatred of all injury.

Injury Quotes, by George Eliot

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In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.

Fools Quotes, by George Eliot

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But the mother's yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of real human love, feels the presence of the cherished child even in the debased, degraded man.

Yearning Quotes, by George Eliot

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The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.

Women Quotes, by George Eliot

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Strange, that some of us, with quick alternate vision, see beyond our infatuations, and even while we rave on the heights, behold the wide plain where our persistent self pauses and awaits us.

Infatuation Quotes, by George Eliot

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Pain is no evil unless it conquers us.

Pain Quotes, by George Eliot

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There is much pain that is quite noiseless; and vibrations that make human agonies are often a mere whisper in the roar of hurrying existence.

Whisper Quotes, by George Eliot

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Hatred is like fire -- it makes even light rubbish deadly.

Hate Quotes, by George Eliot

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Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.

Nothing Quotes, by George Eliot

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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.

Heartbreak Quotes, by George Eliot

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Hear Everything and judge for yourself

Hearing Quotes, by George Eliot

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More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple pity that will not forsake us

Pity Quotes, by George Eliot

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Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous

Prophecy Quotes, by George Eliot

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Friendships begin with liking or gratitude — roots that can be pulled up.

Friendship Quotes, by George Eliot

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The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.

Choices Quotes, by George Eliot

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Those who trust us educate us.

Education Quotes, by George Eliot

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What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult to each other.

Kindness Quotes, by George Eliot

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