Hostesses who entertain much must make up their parties as ministers make up their cabinets, on grounds other than personal liking.
Quote by George Eliot
George Eliot Quotes
Mortals are easily tempted to pinch the life out of their neighbour's buzzing glory, and...
Hobbies are apt to run away with us, you know; it doesn't do to be...
When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.
Excessive literary production is a social offense.
Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through.
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant...
What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are...
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful...
Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of...
A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must...
Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.
No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
Indifference may not wreck a man's life at any one turn, but it will destroy...
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because...
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not...