All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.
Quote by George Eliot
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress.
Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of...
People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.
But the mother's yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is...
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough...
In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation,...
The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.
I like not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved.
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple pity that will not forsake...
Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty
Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest...
The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as...
What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?
It always remains true that if we had been greater, circumstance would have been less...
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are...
To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling...
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.