In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
Quote by George Eliot
George Eliot Quotes
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love
Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect...
There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life.
The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.
He was like the cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns...
Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird...
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest...
People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.
Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands...
The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by...
There are many victories worse than a defeat.
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing...
Hobbies are apt to run away with us, you know; it doesn't do to be...
The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to...
Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress.