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
I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am...
A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must...
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.
But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling...
To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling...
Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to...
Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of...
Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution.
That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one...
What makes life dreary is the want of a motive.
No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in,...
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not...
Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to...
Excessive literary production is a social offense.
An ass may bray a good while before he shakes the stars down.
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.