If Darwin's theory should be true, it will not degrade man; it will simply raise the whole animal world into dignity, leaving man as far in advance as he is at present
Quote by George Eliot
Might, could, would - they are contemptible auxiliaries.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird...
What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?
I like not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved.
He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
Be courteous, be obliging, but don't give yourself over to be melted down for the...
Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.
It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very...
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of...
Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands...
No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in,...
Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
Rome - the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems...
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are...
We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to...
We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have...
We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord...