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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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Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution.

Opposition Quotes, by George Eliot

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But most of us are apt to settle within ourselves that the man who blocks our way is odious, and not to mind causing him a little of the disgust which his personality excites in ourselves.

Opposition Quotes, by George Eliot

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Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution.

Persecution Quotes, by George Eliot

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

Pity Quotes, by George Eliot

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There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life.

Privacy Quotes, by George Eliot

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Blows are sarcasms turned stupid.

Sarcasm Quotes, by George Eliot

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The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief.

Sincerity Quotes, by George Eliot

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Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other?

Smile Quotes, by George Eliot

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It was not that she was out of temper, but that the world was not equal to the demands of her fine organism.

Temper Quotes, by George Eliot

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It is never too late to be what you might have been. •George Eliot It takes time to build a castle. •Irish Proverb A minute now is better than a minute later. •Anonymous Time is of the essence, but what is the essence of time? •Karan Varsheni Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday. •Anonymous I have seen the future and it's like the present, only longer. •Dan Quisenberry Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like an orange. •Unknown If you're not five minutes early, you're ten minutes late. •Anonymous To be on time is to be late. To be early is to be on time. •Tim Gunter The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time. •Leo Kennedy Eternity is a terrible thought. I mean, where's it going to end? •Stoppard Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. •Berlioz One thing you can't recycle is wasted time. •Anonymous You may delay, but time will not. •Benjamin Franklin With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown. •Chinese proverb Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you. •Cheers You can never plan the future by the past. •Edmund Burke Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present. •Roger Babson The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be. •Paul Valery Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. •M Scott Peck Time is the fire in which we burn. •Gene Roddenberry You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. •Charles Buxton Time ripens all things. No man's born wise. •Cervantes Imagine a donut, fired from a cannon at the speed of light while rotating. Time is like that, except without the cannon and the donut. •Dilbert Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. •Will Rogers You can fool too many of the people too much of the time. •James Thurber Time cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours. •Thomas Mann Temptation rarely comes in working hours. It is in their leisure time that men are made or marred. •W N Taylor Just as you began to feel that you could make good use of time, there was no time left to you.

Time Quotes, by George Eliot

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

Vanity Quotes, by George Eliot

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There are many victories worse than a defeat.

Victory Quotes, by George Eliot

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People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.

Wit Quotes, by George Eliot

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It was not that she was out of temper, but that the world was not equal to the demands of her fine organism.

World Quotes, by George Eliot

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Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away. -George Eliot.

Friendship 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.

Friendship Quotes, by George Eliot

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It is never too late to become what you might have been. -George Eliot.

Change Quotes, by George Eliot

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One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.

Charity 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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What we call despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.

Despair Quotes, by George Eliot

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What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?

Distrust 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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The law's made to take care o' raskills.

Law Quotes, by George Eliot

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

Melancholy Quotes, by George Eliot

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Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress.

Repetition Quotes, by George Eliot

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