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
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love
The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
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Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress.
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He was like the cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
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Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.
Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty
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That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest