How could a man be satisfied with a decision between such alternatives and under such circumstances? No more than he can be satisfied with his hat, which he's chosen from among such shapes as the resources of the age offer…
Quote by George Eliot
What makes life dreary is the want of a motive.
Consequences are unpitying.
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are...
She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as...
I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very...
Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am...
Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.
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.
A supreme love, a motive that gives a sublime rhythm to a woman's life, and...
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
Every woman is supposed to have the same set of motives, or else to be...
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of...
To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling...
What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough...