Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.
Quote by George Eliot
Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous
The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by...
There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life.
Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
Might, could, would - they are contemptible auxiliaries.
A blush is no language; only a dubious flag - signal which may mean either...
Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful...
Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down
Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral
You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing....
Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of...
People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.
Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love
Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as...
The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.
Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which...