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
No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in,...
We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.
The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more...
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant...
It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of...
Might, could, would - they are contemptible auxiliaries.
Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage...
There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be...
In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
It is never too late to be who you might have been.
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple pity that will not forsake...
Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.
The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
Animals are such agreeable friends they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms
Habit is the beneficent harness of routine which enables silly men to live respectfully and...
Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get...
Good habits are the basic tools that will determine whether you are a tortoise or...
Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters