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
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving
It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very...
Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down.
Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities
It's but little good you'll do a-watering the last year's crops.
What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are...
Friendships begin with liking or gratitude roots that can be pulled up.
The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome, dubious eggs, called possibilities.
Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow
The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern...
No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.
Excessive literary production is a social offense.
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
If Darwin's theory should be true, it will not degrade man; it will simply raise...
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant...
Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma. Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the...
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
Consequences are unpitying.
It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly captivated by a...