If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of…
Quote by George Eliot
George Eliot Quotes
Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow
Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect...
He was like the cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down
It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly captivated by a...
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought...
Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities
It's but little good you'll do a-watering the last year's crops.
Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
An ass may bray a good while before he shakes the stars down.
Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.
For what is love itself, for the one we love best? - an enfolding of...
The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by...
Our instructed vagrancy, which has hardly time to linger by the hedgerows, but runs away...
We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.
Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us...
It is never too late to be who you might have been.
No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character.
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be,...
Hospitality means primarily the creation of free space where the stranger can enter and become...
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in...
Most politicians, when they meet with a guy like me, or a guy like Carville,...
The safest principle through life, instead of reforming others, is to set about perfecting yourself.