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77 Famous Quotes by George Eliot
11/22/1819 - 12/22/1880
Also Known As:  
Marian Evans     Mary Anne Evans     Mary Ann Evans
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Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.

Age Quotes, by George Eliot

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

Agreement Quotes, by George Eliot

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

Anger Quotes, by George Eliot

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

Applause Quotes, by George Eliot

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

Comfort Quotes, by George Eliot

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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

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

Criticism Quotes, by George Eliot

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

Despair Quotes, by George Eliot

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There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.

Despair 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.

Embarrassments` Quotes, by George Eliot

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To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion.

Feelings Quotes, by George Eliot

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She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.

Heartbreak Quotes, by George Eliot

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Hell is oneself; Hell is alone, the other figures in it merely projections. There is nothing to escape from and nothing to escape to. One is always alone.

Hell Quotes, by George Eliot

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

Humor 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.

Intimacy Quotes, by George Eliot

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

Jealousy Quotes, by George Eliot

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

Jokes Quotes, by George Eliot

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The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.

Language Quotes, by George Eliot

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What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?

Lonliness 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.

Love lost Quotes, by George Eliot

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One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.

Luxury Quotes, by George Eliot

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It is seldom that the miserable of the world can help regarding their misery as a wrong inflicted by those who are less miserable.

Misery Quotes, by George Eliot

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Every woman is supposed to have the same set of motives, or else to be a monster.

Motives Quotes, by George Eliot

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A supreme love, a motive that gives a sublime rhythm to a woman's life, and exalts habit into partnership with the soul's highest needs, is not to be had where and how she wills.

Needs 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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